Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
So it is a week later. I'm home and have caught up on my sleep. It is now time for me to really know that it is all over. So I thought I would put down my final thoughts:
I would say that the highlight of my week is being with wonderful people who really get me...because they are just like me. Who in your everyday life would be excited about a new way to make a lace stitch? You won't see it on the news, you won't read it in the papers, but to you and me, it is a big thing.
but it is more than that. It is that these women have come this far to be with each other and to continue to learn, no matter what their age. I met the most wonderful 80 year old woman on this trip. The way she approached her life was just an inspiration to me. As I shared with some of you, I've had some difficulties in my life, and to be around these lovely alive women was wonderful and inspiring.
I learned a lot of real world stuff too. I asked so many questions, so many, and learned a lot. For example, I'm an east coast girl. Never thought mountains could inspire anyone. Only the ocean can do that. but was I WRONG. When I saw those mountains, I got it bigtime. In the quiet moments of our classes we discussed lots of things.
So now I'm sad because I miss being there. But I comfort myself with the thought that I will again be there next year and that I will take now what I've learned and perfect it and share it.
If you ever get a chance to attend one of these conventions, and I hope that you do, I hope for you that you have as good a time as I did.