Friday, July 29, 2011

Meeting of the Minds!!??

Presents from Diane.
First let me say I did not die nor have I any real good excuse why I haven't posted for so long. I can say I have had a busy summer. With that said I say that on July 22nd we had the first meeting of the minds when Marilee Rockley (aka Yarnplayer) and I meet up with Diane Cademartori (lace loving librarian) at an Oasis on the Illinois Toll road. Gifts where exchanged, many laughs and a lady had to ask what we where doing. Then she said 'I thought that was tatting'. That was a great time and it was so great to get to know Diane and Marilee better.
But wait for it! The next best day of the summer was Diane and I drove to Cincinnati Ohio to meet up Jane Eborall truly one of the greatest minds in tatting! All I can say it was like we where friends always. Jane is such a sweet, funny and talented person! She sounds in person just like she does on her blog!
Ok yes I did take pictures, and will share. We spent six hours talking tatting , solving and learning. Jane even took my work and unpicked my mistakes lickity split. All the time telling me oh I love to unpick mistakes. She was so willing to show and share!
Diane showered us with more gifts and I gave her one of my pop a bobbin shuttles.
Diane, Jane and me.
Jane Eborall and her beautiful mat!
Doesn't  it look like I had fun! I did!
Marilee from the 22nd.
So wish Marilee could have joined us I know she would have loved Jane. She was missed from Diane, Jane and my adventure!
Tatters are truly the nicest people!

6 comments:

Gina said...

Glad you all had a great time! Wish I coulda been there...again! We really need some kind of venue for gathering in the upper midwest that doesn't involve a lot of money.

Isdihara said...

Ooh, you are so lucky to live close enough for a tatting road trip to meet Jane! Thanks for sharing with us, it looks as though you had a fun, fun time.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

What a woman! You arrived home 2+ hours after me, got up at least a half hue before me, and you blogged about our adventure. I'm impressed!

I had a wonderful time, and I'm so glad you asked me to ride along. I think I'd go just about anywhere with you! Thanks for a wonderful day!

Jane Eborall said...

It was a truly great day but I still think you were a couple of daft moooos driving so far in one day!!!!

Sally Kerson said...

I missed this post!! Duh, Jane unpicking your mistakes, right that is it, she can unpick mine now!
What great pictures, so pleased you were all able to meet up.

yarnplayer said...

Wow, Sue Anna, I'm so glad you were able to go and have so much fun with Diane and Jane! I'm sure I would have loved to meet Jane, but I just didn't want to travel so far. (I have a bad track record of getting sick on longer trips).