I had a really good trip down to Langebaan for the VLV Congress. I traveled with a group that made light of the long journey there and back. The conference had some interesting speakers and I saw a part of South Africa I haven't seen before, the West Coast just north of Cape Town. My competition articles? They were also-rans. The cushion did get good comments from the judges which I'm happy about. The judges really didn't like my socks!! So be it. Here are some photos:
Oh, and I spotted some tatting! Bessie, who was sitting next to me in the conference hall, had a piece of tatting underneath the badges that show how long she has been a member of the VLV - 55 years! She kindly let me take a photo:
I don't know what my blog has been up to while I've been away - my blog list has lost its thumbnails and the links are not working. What's that about?
Looks like great fun! I love your friend's tatting!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful display! I think I need to get out more. ;-)ReplyDelete
Long journeys can be tiring but well worth it when we see pictures like this and a bit of tatting too! No idea what has gone wrong with your blogReplyDelete
It's the making that's fun, who cares if others don't like your socks, I bet they are warm and you enjoyed making them.ReplyDelete
Sounds like an enjoyable time. I agree with crafty cat corner.ReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of beautiful things!!! :)ReplyDelete
What a pity about your socks, it's there loss they looked beautiful to me.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the cushion.
I am glad you had a good journey and you are back safe and sound.
What a beautiful piece of tatting with her badges.
Your socks rock! At least you'll have warm feet. Big displays at this event.ReplyDelete
So glad you're back :-))) I'm sure you gathered a lot of wisdom , ideas, and tips for the next competition and also in general.ReplyDelete
Wonderful trip with like-minded souls. Sorry your cushion and socks did not get the ribbons they deserved. Sharing your amazing talents in the show make it nicer for everyone attending. Creative Bliss Indeed...<3ReplyDelete
I am glad that you enjoyed your trip, there were some beautiful things that were made, it is a shame that you didn't win this time but I am sure that next time will be better.ReplyDelete
It looks like a wonderful event. Congrats for the cushion. I don't know what's happening in your blog but I can still open links on the right sidebar and see the blogs' list on the left, your blog here opens in the domain .itReplyDelete
Thanks Ninetta. I think it must've been Blogger's problem because it came right eventually.Delete