First things first… I know you’re dying to know if I have continued my “workout” routine, which I posted about on Tuesday. Thanks to all who laughed along with me on that. I put the word workout in quotes because is it really a “workout” when it’s just for 10 minutes? I’m going to say YES! And yes, I have. Every single muscle in my body aches. How is that even possible after just 10 minutes? Seriously. What have I been doing for the last two years? Oh, right. NOT exercising. At all. So there’s that.
Next up: France!! I’m starting to get seriously excited, which is saying a lot because I was already excited before, but now I’m in a kind of twilight zone of over the top excitement.
There’s still lots of things to do, figure out what I’m taking, pack, figure out how I’m going to fit in a couple changes of clothes amongst all my stitching stuff, get some Euros. I’ve got packages to mail to people who’ve enrolled in various workshops. By the way, The Improvisational Stitching Workshop only has ONE spot left, so if you’re thinking about enrolling, do, before it’s sold out. And the upcoming Stitch Along has only a couple spots left as well. That’s the one where we use my improvisational stitching techniques with creating buttons of all kinds and adding them. I’m just starting to learn how to make Zwirnknopf and Death’s Head buttons to add to the Dorset Buttons and will be teaching both as well! Who knew buttons could be SO much fun?!
This is an example of a Zwirnknopf Button.
I haven’t attempted a Death’s Head button, but will be learning how. All of these various things are things I’ll be bringing with me to France to practice and play with. And then there’s the big piece which I’ll be layering and painting on.
Did I mention that I’m going to be visiting the Catacombs in Paris? Now I don’t remember ever hearing about the Catacombs when I was living in London and visiting Paris more frequently, but something popped up about them while I was looking for thread shops that might be still open, and I thought – what? Catacombs? I’m all in! So I promptly booked a tour of them for the second day that I’m there. Death’s Head buttons, catacombs… I’m noticing a theme here.
And then there’s the Aiguille en Fête which will, miraculously, be going on JUST as I’m there. Aiguille en Fete basically translates to Needle Party and there will be all kinds of exhibits, demonstrations of thread, fiber art, etc. I am thrilled. Absolutely thrilled. Beyond thrilled. Pretty much beside myself with excitement. AND where ever and whenever possible I’ll be shooting video, recording and posting back to my Patrons, in my FB group and on my Youtube Channel. I’ll be busy!
I can hardly wait to see what you find and share with us! New threads, new techniques, new videos… Yes! Yes! Yes!
Haha! Thank you so much Jan. I’m telling you this thread exposition that I will be going to looks absolutely amazing. That I am just by pure luck going to be in Paris when it’s on, has be jumping up and down with excitement!!
This sounds like an exciting trip!
Right!?? It will be. The thread show alone has me over the moon!
Oh my. I’ve always wanted to explore the catacombs! I hope you have *the best* time!
Right? So much fun. I will report back and tell you all about it. ❤️
So much fun traveling “with” you!
Thank you Juliann. I cannot wait! More to come.
I was leaning over my iPad reading this post and realized I was starting to drool!
But here’s the thing I keep wondering: what do they call a French knot in France?
I believe it’s called a “noeud français” Un noeud is literally “knot” in French. Just wait until I go to this four day thread show!! I’ll be reporting back about all kinds of things. ❤️
I need to see video of the thread show!
I know, right!? I will unless they tell me I can’t!
Am so excited for you but am excited for all of us because your sharing with us to!! Enjoy!!!
It will be fun, fun, fun!!
When I was in Paris my sister and I went to Lyon to the silk scarf factory. Worth a visit! Hugs, Betti
Oh! I will look into that. ❤️
eep! exciting indeed! plus your chateau looks like a proper chateau, unlike the one I live in haha!