This weekend I had some quiet time at work, and so I had a go at some of the motifs from the booklet. I really like this one and think it might look good as an earring? If I did it again I would adjust the stitch count as I had to add a few on the last joins to make it meet up. It would also be better with a split ring to climb out as the cut and sewn in ends show on this fine thread. (Cartier Bresson, fil au fouet, size 70)
Here are two more from the same page, I am especially proud of the needlelace centre on the blue motif, which I did without instructions, just by looking at the photo. Ok it's not perfect, but I did it!
Next weekend I have decided to do the five and a half hour drive to Le Puy for the couvige. I have sent back the papers, and put myself down to do a tatting workshop, and for the lecture "Dentelles et les filles de joie" (Lace and ladies of pleasure) which sounds fun! I ought to be economising, but I rather fear that my good intentions will be as nothing when I see the stands. I wonder if anyone wants to see photos?