And since the beautiful work of art of a quilt was at Erin's house...we got to take a look at it before all the other tatters did. It was gracefully laid on a sheet on Erin's bed and we just ooohhh and ahhhhed over it. Now was this suppose to be a picture that I wasn't suppose to show or not...I can't remember right now.The quilt was stunning is all I can say...and I so wished I would have won it...but alas...I didn't.
On the way to Palmetto's destination we went on a Dragon Highway in the Smokey Mountains of Tenn. and Georgia. This road wound and wound...and wound..we went one way and then we went another way. I guess it is a favorite spot for motorcyclist to go. But shhh...please do not tell my sons Shawn and Ryan. They both have motorcycles and I don't think they know about the place. I have to say...near the end of the highway...we made a stop...and guess what...I was sick to my stomach. I guess I took so long in the bathroom that Sue gave up waiting for me and went into the men's room. She said she could hear me being sick through the walls. I have to say I have never in my life been car sick...but everybody agreed that that is probably what made me sick is the constant change of going one way and another and changing our altitude. But look at the view I got with my camera. Actually this picture doesn't do it justice. I would have like to have hung around a bit longer at this spot. There were big dragonflies flying around and there was a big huge grasshopper that landed on it. I wanted to get a picture of it ...but I couldn't move fast enough and it flew away.
We finally got to Georgia Baptist Conference Center located in Georgia. Here is Hope Bates and Deb Thompson at the registration table.
Erin make this beautiful pin for Ak Georgia Seitz. The story is Richard (her husband) gave to her a beautiful Amethyst ring that Ak couldn't wear anymore and asked Erin if she could make a pin for her and have her ring as part of the pin. There is a picture of AK with her pin on and the maker Erin Holloway next to her.It was a beautiful pin. I know Erin spent alot of time in making the work of art from her heart.
In the next picture is Katherine Buuckner of South Carolina. I know Katherine put in alot of work too. She was an assistant in my class with Nina when I took the class for the "Indian Summer Necklace" which I am still working on, but getting there. So here too is a picture of the necklace that Nina has on display. Isn't it beautiful??
In the next picture is Stephanie Wilson. She was my roommate for the third year. She actually called me later on and asked me if I was going to Palmettos again and if I wanted to be her room mate again. I was touched that she wanted to do that. Stephanie also has diabetes and we talked about that...and we did alot of talking. I think on all of the nights we never stopped talking until it was almost 2 AM. Stephanie also tat like there is no tomorrow...and Mark she out tats you big time. You should see all the tatting she does in one year. I don't think she ever sleeps or she tats in her sleep. In a earlier post I showed a picture of a tatted purple hat. The hat was tatted by Stephanie for me in an exchange. It is a small hat and so beautifully made. I was kidding around and thought it would be cute pin to the top of my head. Stephanie is a very giving person too. Very fun and very upbeat.
In the next picture is Martha Ess holding my pumpkin teapot that she made for me with another exchange that I did. IT is a beautiful teapot and now that Martha has generously put the pattern up on her website I can make one or two myself.
Next comes the Romanian Point lace braid. A you can see I did figure it out. I think sometime I will get some pictures of me making this braid and maybe do a flim clip of me making it too...and up it here on my blog. This would be for people like me that crochet left handed . It took me two days to figure this out. It reminded me of when I first learned how to tat...that took me two days also. Pat Pike from Amherst, New York area has showed me many times...but always when I got home I would forget how to do it again. ...making crochet cording isn't quite the same as making a crochet doily which I have made some over the years. It is 3D...so it has its quirks on how to make the braid. So now that I figured it out I am going to design something for Halloween and make it. But I will have to wait until the weekend to really get into the designing...can't concentrate with the chicklets are here.
And now for one last picture for this post...Yup here is me and Sue Hanson. I am not sure what I am thanking her for now...I do know that while we were out shopping at the grocery store she bought me my very own half a banana keeper. You know diabetics are not suppose to eat a whole banana. A whole banana shoots the glucose up so I can only have a half a banana at a whack. So now I have my very own half a banana keeper. But I have to say...I love this picture. Again it just goes to show how much fun I had on my vacation. Erin was such a wonderful hostess. I wish I was already back in Tenn.