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Meeting a rug hooker in France

Let me say that I am so happy to be back on my blog after quite a long time of not being able to sign in. Finally, after many seemingly futile efforts 😟 I'm back in with so much to say! I spent nearly a month in France, visiting my brother, and kept wanting to share all I was seeing and experiencing. Keep checking in for a few posts regarding my trip. I wish I could have done it in real time, but that was not to be.

I found quilt shops and craft shops with lovely beads, buttons, ribbons, fabrics and yarn but I never came across a rug hooking supply shop.  So imagine my surprise when I was walking around the International Quilt Show,  Pour l'Amour du Fil (translated For the love of Thread) in Nantes, France and saw a group of women hovering around a woman with something on her lap. As I got closer, I could see a punch needle stabbing away. And what to my wondering eyes did appear but a rug hooking frame at her feet! 

The language barrier made it difficult to talk shop but we c…

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