Trip to Paris 4 : Dinner party at Claire's

On the last day of our stay in Paris, we were invited for dinner at Claires!

It was a group of 9.

Just a few seconds walk from Meudon - Val- Fleury station, there was her house and atelier.

At her house

 Claire does not only crochet, but embroidery and quilting as well! This is a quilt that she made about 10 years ago.

Various pictures were hanging and looking beautiful on white walls.

Here and there, we found knitting which were working in process!

A lady on the right side is Claire and her husband was next to her.
At the beginning,they brought nibbles and cocktails which were French local ones.
Everybody at the table joined "crochetons pour le japon". We didn't know they had not known each other before this project began, because they got along very well!

In summer 2011 they finished assembling squares that were sent from all of the world, so they were wondering what they were going to do next. Finally they decided to see once a month on a regular basis to simply enjoy each other's companies and knitting! 

Her atelier

Take a look at the inside ....

We were introduced to Claire by Marylene at the quilt fair in Sainte Marie aux Mine in September 2011.
Claire and Marylene are students of Lea Stansal. One day at a class Marylene told Claire that she and her students were going to Japan to visit the biggest quilt show in Japan, "Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival"  Then Claire joined them. We could not meet Claire in January, but she saw my latest quilt exhibited at the show and liked the combination of the quilt and crochet. When the natural disaster happened on Mar.11, Marylene and we decided to work on projects called "Anata to Watashi no Quilt (Patch for Japan)" and Claire also joined us with crochet which was reminded by my quilt.

Dinner began at the atelier!

Everything tasted great, but in particular we liked this mini Canele and Financier very much and took them to our house in Japan as souvenirs:-)

Claire sent us to our hotel by car. On the way, we saw the old bridge in Paris, the Seine and the sparkling Eiffel tower!

Within the space of 5 minutes an hour, the Eiffel tower is specially illuminated like that.
We were so excited in her car!

A bientot, Paris!

1 comment:

Bricolos du lundi said...

It was a pleasure for us to receive all of you for this "french" diner ...
Thank you for these nice photos of my "atelier" !