Presents were handed out. Everyone brought things to give out to everyone else - tatters are so generous! These darling little tatted items were done by Sharren (the tiny dragon) and Marie (everything else). Lovely tins of chocolate were handed to all. Nifty boxes for holding things were given, plus there was home made and bought food. I brought yummy spicy almonds and a loaf of homemade banana bread (I can send recipes). Karrieann made some delicious oatmeal raisin bars. There were many chocolate treats and other candies, plus salty crunchy things.
I think I gained five pounds.
Did I mention we went out to eat? Here's Marie with a lovely breakfast fruit item that was almost too pretty to eat. We hit the Cracker Barrel, the Awful House, a Chinese buffet, and Denny's. Nom, nom, nom.
Really, five pounds.
We tatted and chatted. Here are Sharren and Karrieann.
We shared jokes and funny stories and pictures of family. (Here are Catherine, Karrieann, and Marie.) And we all roared at the Bill Cosby video of the woman from North, SC. We all know people who talk like that. Heck, WE talk like that sometimes!
Then we got to blinging shuttles. Several of us brought paper and other supplies, so we started going to town with scissors and Modge Podge. I brought skewers and we stuck them in things so we could dry and work on MORE shuttles. (Recognize that white box, Isdihara?) We had lots of possibilities for cool combinations.
Where we met Phil. Hi, Phil! Phil is very nice. Phil agreed that we could disturb some of his store merchandise. And he even helped us with our last accomplishment, done for the benefit of a tatter who lives far away.