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Back from Paris

Pictures say more than a thousand words. It was a fabulous weekend:
If you don't see the slideshow, this is a link to the album:Paris album


  1. Ik snap er niets van kan bij bloglovin niet posten op je blog.

    Mooie foto's en inderdaad die zeggen genoeg.


  2. Lucky you - weekend in Paris with sewing friends! Looks like a lot of fun.

  3. The pictures are wonderful. I have been to Paris twice but neither time got near any fabric. Must return and fix that someday....

  4. Thanks so much for sharing. I was in almost all the same places as you with my husband just a day or so before the weekend. Now we are home in Australia with only the memories (and some fabric souvenirs...)

  5. You all look like you were having lots of fun - I'll go and sulk in the corner now boo hoo.

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  7. What a fabulous weekend indeed!! I'm still smiling about it too :-).

  8. Fabulous weekend! You are so lucky and thanks so much for sharing it all with us.

  9. Happy days! Even though I was there, I didn't spot the shoes covered in fabric in the shop - too busy thinking about which one to buy!

  10. Fabulous week end,and the pictures are great.I was born near Paris and this district is the best for sewists!!!I am always like a child in front of the model of"Reine tissus".

    Folie de Mode

  11. I love that fabric store up in Monmarte. Sadly I was asked by an assistant not to take photographs in the store.

  12. Gail, I made my photos very openly and did not hide my camera. Must have been lucky because I heard that they might be difficult and thought I'll just try. It's such an advertising tool for them that I don't understand their objecting to it very much.


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