Monday, August 21, 2017

I'm Back

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:
The winning cushion.
All the cushions.
The winning socks.
All the socks.
Best on show was a machine sewing entry, a blanket for a child to play on.

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?


  1. Looks like great fun! I love your friend's tatting!

  2. What a wonderful display! I think I need to get out more. ;-)

  3. 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 blog

  4. 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.

  5. Sounds like an enjoyable time. I agree with crafty cat corner.

  6. Looks like a lot of beautiful things!!! :)

  7. What a pity about your socks, it's there loss they looked beautiful to me.
    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.

  8. Your socks rock! At least you'll have warm feet. Big displays at this event.

  9. 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.

  10. 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...<3

  11. 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.

  12. 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 .it

    1. Thanks Ninetta. I think it must've been Blogger's problem because it came right eventually.