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Wonderful day at a cross stitch exhibition in the Dordogne!

Hi everyone, I attended my first Salon de la creation a’laguille in Dordogne France on Monday and what a wonderful day we had,  I have taken some photos to show you the beautiful cross stitch on display and purchased a few items.
We packed up the motorhome ready for our long journey but it was a lovely sunny day and we saw beautiful scenery along the way.

How beautiful is this box? I have always wanted to stitch this design because it is so pretty!  

I loved this pretty stall, they had lots of gorgeous cross stitch designs and accessories.

I love these gorgeous wood items for finishing designs.

Here is a photo of their leaflet, they have a shop and you can also purchase over the internet.
These are the things I purchased.
I only recently found this designer, Cuore e Batticuore, she designs the most beautiful cross stitch patterns, you can check out her blog here where you can see a link to her Etsy shop.
I treated myself to some Sajou threads.
Visiting this shop is on my list of things to do but whenever I go to Paris I always forget to visit!
 Check out their shop in Paris, it is really lovely.
Paris shop 
Just had to have these buttons! 
Love this mini photo frame
  I certainly arrived back home inspired!
Until next time, happy stitching! 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Lynn, thanks for sharing all this beauty. Such an awesome 'show'!

  2. April 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Wow,what a beautiful pictures (and a lot, I like that :-)
    In reality it must have been like a great candystore.
    Só difficult not to buy all of it :-)
    How did you know about this event? (With other words, how can I find something like this when we are in France?)
    Thank you só much for sharing, I really liked it!

  3. April 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    What a fun trip – pictures are beautiful!

  4. April 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Oh My! So many beautiful things – a lot of very talented people!Lucky you to be able to attend this exhibition. Thank you for sharing your visit with us.
    Blessings, Donna

  5. April 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I can certainly understand why you are inspired….thanks for sharing the photos. Wish I could have been there too.

  6. April 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, Lynn! I would have gone bonkers at the show! It looks so lovely….and how inspiring!

  7. April 20, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Oh my Gosh, what inspiration. So many beautiful ideas to stitch and the presentations! I would want to buy everything. What fun to visit. Thank you for sharing.

  8. April 20, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Oh wow! You must have been there for many, many hours! Gorgeous!

  9. April 20, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    So many nice objekt , they are so beautiful.
    I vill do several of them.
    Have i nice day

  10. April 21, 2016 / 5:35 am

    Wow, I am overcome with looking through that most gorgeous array of projects, each it seems prettier than the one before. I am so envious of you getting to see all this in person. But anyway, happy stitching to you and thanks for the show!

  11. April 21, 2016 / 5:35 am

    That looks like my idea of paradise, Lynn! What a great time you must have had–especially seeing those gorgeous box finishes :)

  12. April 21, 2016 / 5:35 am

    A feast for the eyes,what lovely pictures.No wonder you had such agreat time!

  13. April 21, 2016 / 5:35 am

    I would have loved to have been there – how fabulous.

  14. April 21, 2016 / 5:35 am

    Wow how fun! Everything looks gorgeous you picked out some pretty pieces!

  15. April 22, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Oh my goodness, so much eye candy! I would love every minute it. The wooden buttons are adorable. I'd love to find those here in the US. Thanks for sharing all the pictures; so much inspiration!

  16. April 22, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Lynn: I have always loved French Designs, I married a Frenchman.
    The Exhibition looks like a wonderful place to be, lucky you.
    I love your new stash, I have some Sajou threads and love them.
    The frame and buttons are lovely.


  17. April 22, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Goodness, so much of pretty things and a great inspiration indeed.

  18. April 28, 2016 / 6:45 am

    So different to a show in the UK! You've shown and purchased some beautiful pieces. I admire how restrained you were with your purchases as no doubt you would have liked much much more! :)

  19. May 18, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Gosh, what an experience to be able to visit this show and to see close up and personal all of these beautiful stitched pieces.
    I love the French style of stitching and have a few books.
    Even more amazing would be to visit the Sajou shop in Paris and see all the gorgeous items there. I love their scissors although am not lucky enough to own any.