Week five for this geometric SAL which is beginning to have more variety of colour (although I’m already fed up with the pink)
That was all the buying we did. I think you’ll agree that we were more than reasonable.
Yesterday was also the opportunity to meet Mamoures, a stitching friend “met” a few years ago on a French forum. She lives in the NE of France but came to AEF with several ladies from her stitching club. We had exchanged telephone numbers before, so were able to meet up at the show. From left to right: me, my daughter and Mamoures.
“l’Aiguille en Fête” is a crafts show dedicated to all needle crafts and takes place every year in Paris: Grande Halle de la Villette. I went along yesterday with my daughter, and met several friends there. Arriving at 9.30am was an excellent idea, because the hall wasn’t too packed for the first few hours and we were able to have a good look at everything without too much pushing or shoving, but by 11am it began to get more crowded.
It was a very international show with people from all over: Germany, Italy, UK, America and even Japan and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I had wisely left Mr Visa at home so spending was kept to a bare minimum – the main reason for attending was to meet friends and keep eyes open for new ideas.
and the most gorgeous, colourful display of quilted squares. This was an international effort – apparently clubs from all over Europe had entered, and each country was given a colour and clubs had to work with that as their theme.
That’s enough photos for one post – am going to make myself a coffee and then come back with photos of the goodies bought.