Its only a 100m from my room at the hotel in Nantes to my booth and so my legs were feeling a bit cramped as they are used to walking Hugo every morning. So I got up early even though I wanted to stay in bed as the show days here are quite long, 10am to 7pm.
The streets were fairly quiet so early in the morning as I headed up the hill towards the cathedral. This is one of the streets I wandered down, I think I am getting a crush on street lamps!!
The cathedral is huge and very gothic and apparently took 457 years to complete, which means that neither Australia or the US had not been discovered when they started building! At this time in the morning the only other person there besides me was the caretaker who was sweeping the steps ready for the day.
This building was rather interesting and looked as if at one time it was attached to another building, I wish I had time to take a guided tour of the city.
Walking back towards my hotel I got this wonderful sight of the castle, its huge and again I wish it was open during the hours when I am not on my booth....next time I will come earlier and have time for a tour.
I managed to catch up with Linda and Becky from Piece O' Cake Designs who are also exhibiting and teaching here at the show.
Bonnie and I had a bit of a giggle together last night and this morning we were still laughing about it...I will tell more later but for now its top secret.....
I fell in love with the amazing quilts by Shizuko Kuroha, created using a blend of antique fabrics and new.
Her obi was made from tiny log cabin blocks...
then I spotted her mobile phone tucked into her obi...and just look at the gorgeous handstitched tiny fabric logcabin block hanging from it....I want one!
This is part of the display for Shizuko.
Enough browsing the displays for me its time for me to get to work on my booth and enjoy meeting some more ladies who regularly ready this blog, thank you its so nice to meet you x x
see you tomorrow or maybe later,