Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wonderful trip to Finger Lakes tatting conference

Tatting classes in session! There were a lot of people there, and the hall was filled! I was thrilled to meet so many tatters. Some faces I recognized from other tatting events.

There were tatting vendors lining 3 walls with tatting treasures! This photo only shows some of the products displayed by one of them.

An entrepreneurial genius, Sharon, brought her swift and ball winder and offered a winding service for hand dyed thread. Several vendors, including me, sold our hand dyed in between classes.

The food was all home cooked, and absolutely delicious! We also had brownies and ice cream!

My classes were the largest I've ever taught, about 15 students each. The project of a 3D flower wasn't finished in class, but the photo above shows one partially done.

The Finger Lakes area has a lot of natural beauty. This is one of the breath-taking waterfalls.

After the Tatting Conference, my husband Jan and I visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. A fabulous vacation all around!

Jan in front of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Me at Mickey Mantle's locker.


Jane McLellan said...

Wow, looks like a really good event to attend. So many tatters in one place! Not to mention tatting supplies and tatting lessons. Hooray.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time! I hope to be able to attend some day.

Margarets designer cards said...

You look like you had a great time and all those tatting supplies and vendors, luxury in one place
15 to a class that's hard going, but I am sure you coped well,
I wish I could have been there even if it was just for the tatting supplies, and to meet you of course

Madtatter80 said...

You do look happy and all the fun things you have shown us, you must be secretly working for the tourist industry :)

Bernice said...

Someday I will make it to Finger Lakes. It looks like a great weekend was had by all.

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you. Yes, it was fun! Since I had never been to New York state before, I took advantage of the opportunity to see as much as I could within the limited time that I was there. Karey and her crew really put a lot of work into making the tatting conference an amazing experience!