Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
At 55 years of age, little makes me feel like a kid again......except opening of the marketplace. kind of like Christmas morning. there are lovely things everywhere. Can be a bit overwhelming. I was able to control myself and purchase only 2 books and some lace study pieces from Nancy Evans. I wanted all the pieces of lace. I never had the feeling I had today when purchasing the lace. In my hands was a piece of lace made in the 1800's sometime. Granted, it is not hundreds of years ago but it is pretty old. Another person, probably a woman, made this lace with her hands. By me purchasing the lace, it's kind of like she lives on, even though I don't know her name. It felt like I was honoring her and now connected to her. Now I get to hold on to that lace and study it.
Now we rest before the opening reception.