Tuesday, April 22, 2014

First Images From Nantes

Polly and her better half (her husband Tom) are in Nantes France for the Pour L'Amour du Fil Show.

The show has moved this year to a new Convention Center.  It looks lovely!
Tom is getting the idea quickly. Polly's display is taking shape.
 Polly is vending rug hooking kits - lots of them.
 This isn't listed on the show program, but this looks suspiciously like Karen Styles reproduction of the Mrs. Billings Coverlet.  Ooooh, I wonder if there are more of them. (Polly sent over these photos without comment.  She is super busy.  I'm glad we got these pictures - even without commentary)

WHOOPS!!! The above quilt is the Herfordshire Quilt made by Carolyn Konig.  She is one of the honored artists at this years show.  My apologies, Carolyn and Karen.

 No need for comment on this photo.  It is the Selvedge booth - before it is set up.  Polly will be stalking it, as we were dumbstruck last year by all the goodies in it.  Polly even has a shopping list this year.
 This magnificent fish looks like the work of Mrs. Ike from Japan.  I can't wait to see more.
And of course - the other amazing thing about France is the food.  The best advice we got about France was from our niece Karen who lives in Toulouse.  She said when in Paris, make sure to take the bus boat to see the city - and when in France - "go hungry and eat everything."  I would advise you the same.  Don't these look yummy?

How are things here?  Great.  Obviously not as exciting as Nantes, but I can't complain.  We even had some holiday pastries here.  I got these on Good Friday and the last of them were eaten this morning.
Hot Cross Buns from Zingermans.

This is what I'm working on right now.  Just a sneak peak.  You'll be seeing more soon.



Pam said...

Le sigh :) I've read about Mrs. Ike - very inspiring! Polly's rugs look so amazing - I hope she'll send more photos. And, for just a moment, I thought that was your Mrs. Billings quilt . . .

Anonymous said...

OH!!! Laurie that is a beautiful applique quilt! Im finally able to see some blogs . My old computer is dying and i got a new one yesterday, also I noticed trouble with Blogger and Typepad blogs.

sue bennett said...

WOW. Everything is just so beautiful. Love the appliqué.


Janet said...

What a sneak peak!! Gorgeous, gorgeous applique - I can't wait!!

Vicky said...

Love the peek at the new applique! I want it!! France and the show look divine! Can't wait to hear all about her trip.

needletat said...

My sister-in-law and I are @ Nantes for the 1st time (from MICHIGAN) . Thanks for the preview - cannot wait for tomorrow to come!!!!

Cathy said...

Great photos, thanks for sharing. KInd of ironic, a deli with hot cross buns.

Judith said...

Thanks for showing us these pictures. I went to see the show last year!

Sue Robinson said...

Spent a wonderful three hours with Polly this morning at the show learning how to hook. A great teacher with oodles of patience and lots of interesting stories to tell. The time flew by!

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