They should sell tickets just to attend the activities at Palmettos on Friday night and Saturday night!
|Banquet:-Near left--me, Near right-Cynthia, beside Cynthia-Erin (*)|
|Erin Holloway Moseley and her "corsage"(*)|
THE BANQUET--once again served in the lovely conference room--but this time with lovely tablecloths, fancier dishes and glassware and other than the "buffet-fill your plates", there is a very accommodating waitstaff that is serving coffee, filling glasses and bringing desert. Besides our banquet program, also on the each table was a lovely "tree" decorated with tatted angels, little angels made from beads, a stamped angel on a card and metal paper clips and a craft stick with clothespin. The craft-stick thing makes a wonderful little recipe holder, third hand when tatting and an extra hand when putting on difficult bracelets. Those are what I have used mine for, I'm sure other people have been creative enough to come up with other uses. During the program, teachers are recognized (Each received a shuttle inside a Shuttle Bud corsage. They also, attempt to acknowledge everyone who helped make the conference a success. This year they drew for some of the many "tatting packages" that had been donated to help with the scholarship fund. The banquet really makes you aware of all the work that goes in to this event.
|Georgia and Richard Seitz (*)|
|Monica Braxton and the poncho (*)|
I skipped the Night Owl class after the auction. When I returned to the hotel room, I discovered the ants had discovered our food! Cynthia and I ate all our meals in the van, going and coming. We both have foods we avoid, and eating "out of an ice chest" is fast, and cheap. Well....when Cynthia got back to the room, we loaded up the food, and some other things that we had unpacked the night before but really didn't need and took them to the van. Here starts a short but memorable story from Palmettos. My van has "issues"--one of them being locked and unlocked doors and windows. We were opening and closing door after door and one window after another on the van trying to get the stuff off the little luggage cart and back into the van in areas of "we won't need this" and "we need to be able to reach this" and "we might need this here at the conference.". The next morning, (Sorry, I can't remember who!) one of the ladies insisted on knowing who was out in the parking lot late at night. She had gotten out of bed to use the restroom---saw someone in the parking lot and at first thought some of the tatters were for some reason leaving! Then she thought someone was stealing a car (and she was going to get the license plate!)....then she just wanted to know why they kept opening and closing the doors----Glued to her window, watching--all the while she had an increasing need to use the restroom!
|Karey Solomon (*)|
Photos with (*) are used courtesy the Palmettos Tatting Guild
Next blog post--Saturday's classes!
Karey must not have been THAT frustrated with me!
I am teaching my first conference class at the
Finger Lakes Tatting Conference in April
Registrations are open NOW at http://www.fingerlakestatting.com/