Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Stitchity Post Pt 1

Gentle Friends I am really happy to be back , and did miss my Blog and all my Buddies.....  but it was a super break from reality.  There was not much time to rest as we were really busy and going, going going the whole time I was in Brittany.  Then when I got to Paris I hit the ground running.  Today and Tomorrow I talk about some stitching stuff...

Starting off with some Paris stitching - I took with me three projects and those i talk about tomorrow, today I'll talk about my visit to "Des Fils et une Aiguille"  (loosely translates to "Yarn and Needle.")  It isa super shop right on the rue Chabanias which is a small street off the rue de Richelieu.  The first time I set off trying to find it I got turned around in the Metro Station and once I made it to street level I ended up walking in a big circle around the Opera until it finally started to sprinkle a bit and I stopped into a small store and asked directions.  When I stopped and asked -  I was about 200 feet and two left turns of getting there.  It was really easy to find once I figured out where I went wrong.....

Once you turn the corner onto rue Chabanais you can see it easily as it is a pale blue/grey colour.  
The entire shop is just packed with great stuff!!!
...  Here is Elodie, the shop owner,  cutting me a piece of linen.  I actually had a mission on going to the shop and not just to ogle the goodies.  A while back I bought a French chart of the Alphabet using Aesop's fables and had never gotten a piece of blueish linen to use - so I though it might be a good idea to get a hunk of linen while in Paris... she is really helpful and there is so much to see and peruse.....

.....  and I couldn't leave with just a piece of linen (it really is on the blue side and not so very dark as the snap)....  I picked up a great chart called "Christmas" by Renato Parolin and Italian designer.  I had never seen this before and there was a super finish of it hanging in the shop.  I also picked up the 4 Mouton de Saisons by Tra La La,  I had seen them a while back on another Blog and just had to have them.  I also picked up an older chart from Paulette "Plum Street Samplers."  I found lots of OOP and HTF charts in the bins and could have made a killing on the Bay of evil, but just left them for others to find.

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Before I left I took part in the ABC Exchange over at the HOE and while I was away mine was delivered and so I had a great treat to return to....  My partner was Erin over at "Fairy Tales and French Knots."  I actually had quite a few packages ( I like to shop online) awaiting my return to work so I waited until I got home to open them all.  Here's a snap of what Erin made and sent...


... a lovely little miniature basket - the alphabet is from With my Needle's "Eliza's Pyn Pillow" stitched over 1 and 28ct natural linen using some over dyed floss. and finished as a basket topper -  the inside is finished with a little wee cushion.  It is a super piece and I do thank you so much Erin!!!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

cucki said...

wow so much fun...very sweet shop.i love it
happy stitching x

Shirlee said...

Welcome home! What a lovely shop! What is this chart you're talking about with the alphabet & Aesop's fables? I love Aesop's fables so might need to start searching for it : ) Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip & seeing whatever photos you might share : )

SewAmy said...

Holy Moly!! How did you not buy every thing in that shop?! Pure Heaven it looked like.

Stitchinowl said...

Wow, what a beautiful shop! The models on the walls look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Carolyn

Nancy said...

Such an exciting adventure for you Edgar! You must have had so much fun in the shop - everything looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to reading more about your trip to France.

Heather, aka: Big Auntie said...

Welcome home! Don't you just adore Paris? That shop - oh, I would have come home with a suitcase full of stuff!

Silvia Saxosue said...

Such a wonderful shop, I would have needed an extra suitcase to store all my buys in on my way home! Looking forward to more French stories :-)

Vicki said...

What a cool shop! I don't think I could have passed up the OOP stuff... Not to sell, but to own!

Cole said...

Welcome back! What a treat to visit needlework shops in Paris :D

Great exchange piece, Erin did a wonderful job!

Steph said...

Wow that store looks just fabulous :) All your goodies are great and the exchange is really nice and different. :)

riona said...

Great to have your voice back in the chorus! I miss reading your blog when you are away.

Margaret said...

What a treat to see that famous shop! Love seeing your new stash too! Looks like a wonderful visit!

RuthB said...

Oh the fun of being lost in Paris :) Congrats on your grand adventure and your fresh stash -- -not to mention superb congrats on your lovely exchange.

Jackie said...

Welcome back! Who wouldn't want to be lost is Paris?! I've heard of the needlework shop and love your purchases. You might have been able to retire off your Bay of Evil earnings! Stitchers take those OOO charts seriously!

Barb said...

Welcome Home Edgar, I love that shop!! Can't wait to see more of your trip!

marly said...

Welcome home, safe and stitchy!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: You are so lucky what a wonderful place to go, wow is all I can say.
Catherine

Elizabeth said...

I'm so jealous but glad that you had such an amazing trip and found that adorable shop in Paris. When I was visiting there a couple of years ago I was so much of a deer in headlights that I did not even think of finding one! Can't wait to see more pictures :)

Christine said...

The Parisian shop looks amazing!
Your exchange gift is just gorgeous

Catherine said...

What a fabulous shop!! Love the exchange piece you received as well ~ so sweet!

Berit said...

Welcome back!

I love these photos--that street shot looks like a great place to stroll--SO much cleaner than NYC! In late spring a bike-share system similar to the one shown was installed; I think I like the look of these better--or ate least their baskets!

Looks like a great shop, too.

Rita said...

Ooh-la-la! What a beautiful shop!

I love the little basket.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I am still dreaming of that shop....I also noticed they had yarn, too...goodness, I don't think you could haven gotten me out of there....such a lovely place. Thank you for sharing it with us.

The basket that Erin made for you is so adorable. What a great exchange gift.

Happy Stitching

thegreytail said...

that shop is a stitcher's heaven, I love the Renato Parolin chart you got. I'll see what's new of him at the fair this month :)
the basket you got is gorgeous, lucky you!
hugs and happy xxx,
chiara

Des Fils et une Aiguille said...

Hello,
Thank you very much for the article written on your blog, it's good, I was happy to receive you in my shop.
See you soon in Paris
Regards
Elodie

valerie said...

How wonderful that you were able to visit that awesome shop in Paris. I hope to do the same one day!