Saturday, 9 October 2010
i wasn't prepared that i would fall so hard for montreal! at first, i was just bundled up nerves & anxiety over the language barrier. it was all for nothing, montreal was perfect, & everyone was so sweet, encouraging & really welcoming, i couldn't have hoped for any more . so its official i have left my heart in montreal, how corny i know, but i miss it & the friends left behind already. don't surprised if hamilton loses us to montreal! we really had no time for photo opportunities, we were really busy all day with puces pop, then dinner with friends & drinking, & then falling exhausted to bed at the hotel, & allover again, & then you never really re-cover from all the bus traveling we did from ontario to montreal. so i'm sorry i have so few, & the venue was dark, but i hope you'll get a small idea. also izzy posted some pics here too.
(above photo, this was the first day of puces pop, we arrived very early, we were just nervous, we set up quickly, we had no set plan,but it all looks pretty good, & then we coudl just relax with much need coffee, of course i really learnt that coffe & anxiosu nerves aren't the best fit, also the banner is c/o a thoughtful gift from chad of mon petit fantome)
we all put in our fair share at the table, these boys lived yarnovermovement just as much as i do this weekend, they were my support team in enormous ways. & just ask them about alpaca, or wool care or how to wear a cowl, they have all the answers.
we had the table right beside samantha (aka pinpals), yah i said the lighting was pretty dark. as mentioned, we received a visit from isabelle & stephane!
afterwards we went back to samantha's place, i wish i had taken more photos, instead i drank wine, & enjoyed Samantha's skills at hostessing.
on day two of puces pop i attempted to knit up some replacement meaford cowls. also met a charming french girl noemiah & jeff & i snuck away to visit her booth.
also, knowing katie much better now, we sneaked off to do some trading & admire her set up & prints, this pretty lady is extremely talented.
this is the venue, notice the graffiti reads "no gods" & "no masters". i took this as we were walking back to the hotel.
the night before we left, we visited sam's studio space, its full of inspiration for her work. (below photo jason chats up new friends katie & amber).