Do you remember last year's post ?
I went back to this small and friendly crafts fair.
I met several wonderful and inspirational designers and I discovered one designer I didn't know : L'R de Rien. Just have a look and tell me whether you would have resisted to such beautiful and delicate designs.
I was drooling over all these beauties, just for the pleasure of watching them, when one piece caught my eyes! I immediately told my wife : "Doesn't it make you think of a house in Dinard ?" And guess what ? When the lady heard me, she immediately told me it was a stitched design of this very house I was thinking about!!!
Do you see the house on the far right facing the ocean ? That's the one.
I have plenty of projects in my stash and didn't want to add a new one but the idea of stitching a beautiful memory from a place I love was enough to convince me to add this new project to my stash ;-)
Isn't it cute ?
Of course there were other French designers.
Atalie and her fabulous overdyed threads and romantic creations. I really like the atmosphere of her booth.
I already have several projects from Atalie waiting to be stitched so I didn't buy anything though I love everything!
There was also L'Atelier de Fées Brodeuses.
Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of the booth presenting many samplers, both creations and reproductions : Reflets de Soie but I was really impressed by these samplers.
And I should not forget the fantastic creations by MTSA (photo below taken last year)
Another booth was a stopper for me! The one where a man was selling his hand-made scissors. Unbelievable! Each pair of scissors was like a piece of jewelry.
As you can see, there were more booths for stitchers than for quilters.
Fortunately Marie-Claude Iperti was there. Not only is she one of the nicest person I have ever met, but she has one of the most wonderful booth for all the country and primitive lovers! Look at these two quilts she had on display! One is her creation and the other one is a Maggi Bonanomi's creation.
As usual there was also a small exhibition. The theme being "Chocolate" this year, there were yummy creations...
... and beautiful quilts and quilted creations.
Well, this is what I will remember for this year and will go back next year if I can.
On Monday, I will resume work as the winter break is now over. After the delicate work on Thistlewood, I have decided to relax and take it easy in working on a primitive wool cushion from Maggi Bonanomi's latest book.
So, until next time,