Yesterday I mentioned that I would today be heading off to I.O.L.I. and for those of you who don't know it stands for International Old Lacers, Inc. (the lace techniques are old, not necesserily the lacers themselves, however in some cases both are true.) It's their big convention this week, in Portland this year. Next year it is going to be in Maryland or some "M" state on the other coast, so I thought I would take advantage of the proximity this time around.
Most of what goes on all week will be dedicated to Bobbin and Needle laces. Most of the classes run for 12 hours over five days..... there are only two "mini classes" available for tatting, one of which I will be attending. Sandy, who you may have seen in my Shuttlebirds pictures, is someone I met at the Guild. We have become fast friends and she has invited me to tag along with her on this trip. We hope to see much in the way of displays and vendors!
Being just an overnight trip, I have packed only a small pouch of tatting supplies containing the needed supplies for the clunies class, and another of the bridal necklaces that i am working on, this time in a brown with beautiful bronzy beads. It will be amazing. I think I will make one for myself.
In this poor picture taken from my laptop, hopefully you will be able to see the pair of earrings I whipped up last night to wear to the big convention. I'll Be back tomorrow friends! Until then, happy tatting!