Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
Sunday morning started registration. That was very organized. I got my bag and there were lots of goodies in there. A container of salt(because of salt lake city), pens, pencils, a little square that was embroideried all around that when used helped to grab a needle, candy (salt water taffy), needle threader, and well I don't know what you call it, it is a cloth that you soak in water and put around your neck when it is hot, and lots of other things that I can't remember.
Of course, the big event started at 2 when the doors for the vendors openned. The way that it was set up was there were 2 rooms with vendors, just a few doors apart. I think that was good because it helped with the crowds. As as you all know, when you walk into a vendor room it is like the best place on earth. So many wonderful things to look at and buy. I did pretty good, but by the end of the week, I was cash poor and lace goodies rich. One thing that interests me is the books. And of course, being able to actually look and touch something before you purchase.
Sunday night was the welcoming dinner. It was very nice. I got to sit with friends that I made last year at convention. There were nice presents for us as well - a cloth stuffed roll for rolling up your lace, a bobbin lace book mark and a lacemakers card. Dinner was good but the desert was the best. A little chocolate bundt cake.
There were welcoming comments made and everyone was excited to be there.