Wednesday, February 28, 2007

wheee pareee!

I'm so glad I got this lovely sewing book.

It's full of inspiration and beautiful photography. It's the kind of book you treasure, even if you never make a single project from it. (Though I do plan to make a few.)

But mostly I'm happy to own it now because, even though I didn't know it at the time of purchase, this will come in handy

because I'm going to Paris! Yay!

A few weeks ago I was minding my own business, G-mail chatting with my friend Michelle, when a powerful thought occured to me: Michelle lives in Paris. The way it came was a little out of synch, I mean, she's lived there for probably four years now, and I'd long been doing the someday thing about visiting her. For whatever reason, I was hit with a command to go now. A person could, I suppose, be hit with worse commands, oui?

I haven't been to Europe since 1998 and I'm soooo excited. It'll be my first time in Paris, and y'all know I'm already planning to rack up the Marie Claire Idees and that any cast-off sewing stuff the French don't want must come home with me. Most people would be thinking of wine and croissants but we, the People of Handwork, know it's all about the fabric and the fiber, which the French have the good sense to have lots and lots of.

I'll be leaving toward the end of March and spending my 1 week school break there. If anyone has suggestions to enhance my address list, please do tell. Michelle will prove an excellent tour guide for everything else, but the knitting and the sewing she doesn't know from. I'd love to find a place to buy vintage sewing things (simple things, like thimbles and embroidery scissors and tape measures).

No matter what I do or don't buy, I'm over the moon about being able to go. Yay! Yay! Yay!

8 comments:

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

I'd love to hear a review on the book you got. And congrats on going to Paris!!! I hope you have a BALL!

jacqueline said...

OMG! I am so jealous!! good for you and I can't wait to read all about your trip.

ps. don't forget to go to la droguerie.

shobhana said...

why not? =)

Ellen Bloom said...

Hmmm? Maybe you should post about this on the SnB mail list. I'm sure there are plenty of stitchers who have been, lived and/or have knowledge of such Parisian things!!!

Wow! How exciting!

sappmama said...
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sappmama said...

Ellen, you're a genius. I'll post on SnB.

Jacqueline, I'll e-mail you to find out what this la droguerie is all about. :)

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Lucky you! I went in. . . 1996? Pre-9/11. I can't imagine doing an international flight now (yes, I know people do it all the time, but I can't imagine ME doing it). If I could teleport to Paris, I'd be right there with you.

Hilari said...

Lucky you! And I love that book, too. Don't own it yet, but I will!