Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nous Allons Paris!

What an amazing thing has happened!

http://dmc-threads.com/winners-dmc-memories-contest-announced/

Never in my wildest dreams did I think my entry to this contest, "Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Experience Ours" that DMC presented last fall would win....but it tied for the Grand Prize, so they are sending both of us winners to Paris for a WEEK, each of us with a guest.  A highlight of the trip will be a train ride to Mulhouse, 3 1/2 hours from Paris in the Alsace region, to get a tour of the DMC factory...and a special chance to view their needlework archives. 

My sister is coming with me, and we are over the moon.

We're going in September, and I will be blogging all about it!

Thank you, DMC, for the trip of a lifetime!!!!

68 comments :

CameoRoze said...

WOW!! Congrats, Allie!

Will you be sharing your entry with us? I'd love to read it.

Monica said...

Oh my goodness, what a great prize! Congratulations. :D I can't wait to see the winning pieces.

Gerry Krueger said...

If your sister can't go, can I be at the top of the waiting list? How fun!!!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting!

jo tatters said...

Fantastic, well done! What a brilliant prize.

SoCal Debbie said...

Congratulations! I read about you on the DMC Threads blog! What a dream to see the DMC Factory!

char said...

Hooray for you!! Will be waiting to see the winning pieces. Have a great Journey!!

ARLENE said...

I am so happy for you, Allie. You were such an inspiration to me when I "went crazy," I feel as though I know you personally. You will adore Paris!

Suztats said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations!!

Sherrie Spangler said...

Wow -- fantastic news! Can't wait to see the quilt.

Libby said...

Oh I'm soooo happy for you!!!! I've enjoyed your work and learned so much from you over the years. Hope you and your sister have a wonderful time.

Deb said...

What great news! You are such a inspiration to stitchers everywhere. Have a wonderful trip!

Judy S. said...

Fabulous! What a wonderful surprise. Congratulations. Have a fun, fun time.

FredaB said...

Allie this is wonderful and to be able to take your sister along makes it twice as good. You certainly deserve it.

Hugs
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margi said...

Congratulations Allie....!!!

Rian said...

Allie, that's merveilleux!

Rebecca Grace said...

Oh how fabulous for you! Please take pictures in the needlework archives for your blog, if they will permit it. I had the opportunity a couple of years ago to have a private tour of the textile archives of Pierre Frey in Paris, and they had the most fantastic collection of antique textiles imaginable. I saw lots of gorgeous hand-embroidered 18th century garments and religious vestments for sale in the Paris flea market, Marche aux Puce. I can only imagine what treasures would be guarded in the needlework archives of DMC. And I can't imagine anyone more deserving of this opportunity and this trip. CONGRATULATIONS! :-)

pineapple_ing said...

Allie, I think you really do deserve this wonderful prize, congratulations! Have a great time along with your sister. What a treat for both of you. I hope you'll be able to come home with lots of pictures to share with all of us. Enjoy!! ~Ing

Sondra said...

WHOOT WHOOT!!! Wow, that is amazing! Congratulations, and tell us all about it so that we may live vicariously.

Jan S. said...

I just read your winning entry on the DMC site and then googled your name and found your blog. That was such a beautiful piece of writing (and the format with the photos and running stitch was so clever). I just wanted to tell you that I really loved it! Congratulations!!!!

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Congrats! What a wonderful opportunity for you and your sister to share!
I hear Paris in Spring is great... seems to me that Paris in the Fall would be just as great! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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