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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting back to Normal & Rocky Mountain Region Seminar

Now to get back to normal here in blog land and get to posting about stitching stuff!

June 17 - 19 was the Rocky Mountain Region of the Embroiderer's Guild of America Seminar held in Salt Lake City, UT. I had a great time. The guest speaker at the opening banquet was none other than Monica Ferris! She is a nice lady with a wonderful sense of humor. My only regret is that I could not get away from my table at merchandise night to get her to sign one of my books.

Tonight I will regale you with some of the goodies we got while at seminar and in another post (mostly because I forgot to take pictures yet) I will show you what I did in class.

So first is a picture of the tote bag we got and the goodies inside. They had a mystery theme with a mystery story and a mystery sampler. A chapter and a band was sent each month with the final chapter given out at the closing banquet. The band sampler will be a future blog. Here is the "Mystery by Design" tote and insides from left to right: a ziplock bag with a package of klenex, two bandaids (one I used in class after an accident with a pointed tweezers) and some sanitizing hand wipes. Stitch counters; two spools of kreink braids; a little bag of needles; a scissor (or cell phone) charm; a measuring tape; a cross stitch chart, a little bag of ceramic buttons; a clear ruler with magnified center; and another chart (this varied from bag to bag). I think that covers it! Oh yes, hard to see is the seminar pin which was shaped like a jig saw puzzle piece.

The next photo shows the gifts we got at the meals. Our registration included two lunches and two dinners. The yellow roll had the laying tool inside and was at our table for the opening banquet. The scissor and fob (colors varied) were at the first lunch; the chart and cut heart on a spool was at the table for our second lunch.

This was our closing banquet favor. A project holder to roll our project in and a "pearl" necklace. The mystery story involved the theft of a pearl necklace.

Last but not least is a picture of the favors we got during class. At top is a notepad with the paper being copies of different colors of linen. It came in the box it sits on with a small pencil.  Moving clockwise is a set of needles and a needle holder made out of a Utah quarter along with a story about the connecting of the transcontinental railroad; The ribbon is a replica of an antique needle holder; and finally is a thimble shaped beeswax and a wooden needle holder.

I think that may be enough for today!!!


Deborah said...

The seminar sounds like it was alot of fun. The mystery would have been right up my alley. The stash also looks great.

Jane said...

WOW! What a fantastic assortment of goodies!
Sounds like the best time ever and the mystery theme sounded like such fun - wish I had been there xxx

Deb said...

Wow it looks like you had a wonderful time and really got some great goodies. How fun!

Front Range Stitcher said...

Glad you had such a great time, it sounded like a lot of fun. I wanted to enlarge the photos of all the stash and gifts you brought back to get a better look, but only the last photo enlarged. Guess you'll just have to tote everything to our next meeting.

NCPat said...

Amazing goodies, and glad you are back!

Stitcher said...

Regarding clicking to get bigger photos, not sure how to get them to be bigger. I could get them all to open up. I do reduce them before posting so they do not take so long to load. Will keep playing around with them. Any ideas out there???

Sharon said...

Golly, golly, golly!! I could just roll around in all your goodies and be one happy girl!!
I'm glad you had a lovely time! Stitchers are just the best!!! :)

Stitcher said...

Next year our regional seminar will be here in Denver, Colorado. I am on the planning committee and I think it is going to be just grand. You need to be a member of the Embroiderer's Guild of America to take classes, but you can be a member of any region.

Information can be found on the region website in mid July. There will be a bookstore, boutique and exhibit open to the public. I will try and post the information once it is available, but the dates are August 4 - 6, 2011. I am the publicity chair afterall!!

Michelle said...

Wow, such lovely gifts to receive. Glad you had a great time. I love reading the Monica Ferris mysteries!

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying seeing all of the goodies we got at Salt Lake City Seminar. I loved them, but sure did not remember if it was lunch, class or banquet where we got them all. Great pictures. I agree you were busy on Merchandise night.You are a busy lady. Has been a while since I checked on your blog. So glad I did. I have it bookmarked now. MT