Thursday, April 14, 2016

Awesome time at Finger Lakes Seminar (Lodi)

I had a great time on the weekend in Lodi and tatted with fabulous people. This awesome bag was made by Sheila Boniface for the Finger Lakes Seminar.  She made all the grab bags for the weekend.  We got all kinds of neat things in that bag.  I filled it with thread for the drive home.  Unfortunately I missed Monica Braxton's hand dyed thread because I talked too much! (what a surprise!)  I did get my bi-annual stash of Karey Solomon's hand-dyed thread and some of Marilee Rockley's fabulous thread.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Getting Ready for Lodi!

I spent yesterday afternoon getting my stuff ready for the Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar this weekend. This is the first time in a couple years that I'm not teaching so I'm excited about being able to relax and enjoy to weekend.  When you teach you totally miss out on the other classes!
There still a few things that need to be done.  I have to figure out what I need for each class and make sure I bring it.  I'm sure that if I forget something I can pick it up there.  I'm bringing my books and samples of the patterns.  I've already picked up my US dollars for the trip and boy did that hurt!  I've been spoiled the last couple years when the exchange rate was so close to even.
Each year I make a kit with a pattern that is sold for $1.  The money goes to a scholarship fund set up to help people attend the seminar.   I figure they get more money from the kits than anything I've donated to the silent auction!  This year I'm using magnetic beads to make a needle minder kit.
Spring Needle Minder
Kit is $1 at the Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar
April 9-10/2016
Proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund