August 10, 2008
The convention is over and it was a very busy week. Janice, Jan, Brenda, Kris, and Sylvie all worked really hard and were extraordinarily organized, I thought. It was a great thing to be a part of and I admit there was a little let-down when it was all over with. I hope everyone who attended got home safely. I had show and tell at home with all the things I bought and have already started preparing a pricking so I can get a new pattern going on the pillow.
One of the best parts was connecting with members of the newly chartered Doris Southard Lace Guild. There are a couple in Dubuque who meet regularly and I hope to join them later this month.
I took 2 tatting self-improvement classes with Georgia Seitz. While I didn’t complete many projects I learned so many techniques that are absolutely inspiring. Things I’ve read about but never done like encapsulation and self-closing mock rings. We did great things with picots, see the interlaced picots below. I needed something to rejuvenate my tatting and this class really fit the bill.
The convention started with a welcome by President and Mrs. Lincoln: