Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wonderful tatting seminars and lace days – three in a row! Those who were there know that Hector was fabulous. All the glitches and hitches happened BEFORE the event and got dealt with; for all of us attending, everything just got better and better. You can see pictures at fingerlakestatting.com. Does it look busy and concentrated and smiley? Yup. Not seen are the rapt expressions on our faces as we got into the various casseroles and shepherd’s pies of our Saturday night dinner. While you can’t taste them through a blog, know they were amazing! Maybe next time we should have some photos of the food, too? Then on to Spokane for the Shuttlebirds Tatting Days which were, as always, terrific. I love the time there but dread the 3-flight red-eye home… which this time was fine until we were about to land in Ithaca, then pulled out of our descent into a climb. It was overcast and the radar was out. But since I’m writing this, I obviously got home safely, only an hour later than planned. May 5 was the Amherst Museum Lace Guild’s day, I wasn’t teaching, just vending and enjoying. Lots of great people, a wonderful lecture by a costumer so dedicated (can’t remember her name, though) she bought the house next door to her home just for storing and working on conserving clothing. And what clothing! Garments from three centuries, maintained in beautiful condition and well understood and explained by this non-lacemaking textile person.