In Paducah, Kentucky. It was somewhat a wild week. Almost strenuous but wonderful. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the HLG (Heartland Lace Guild / check out the website here ) has a big exhibition/demonstrating event at Grace Episcopal Church ( website here ). We have done that now for many, many years. Some quilters have become lacers too, ha-ha.
The Alleluia (and the burying of it for lent), the Easter mobile, well and a lot of things, will always be close to my heart.
A lot of the jewelry was done by my friend Lise T. She is a very accomplished lacemaker.
Many of the lacepillows belonged to the late Sandra Benne. Sandra's passion was collecting pillows from around the world. She died a few weeks ago very unexpected, way too young, and we all are still in shock. She was a wonderful and generous person.
There is even a pilllow for needlelace.
Friday lunch. Another tradition. Grace Church ladies (and gentlemen) have a wonderful luncheon ... decorated with quilts, fabric tablecloths and delicious food.
Friday at 3 pm the exhibition closes and the winner is drawn. Lise and the lucky winner, a visitor from Florida, who was still in the area ... and very happy.
Lisa is working on lace decorations for her golden wedding anniversary in a few weeks.
But the best of these days were the friendships. I met many of the "old" friends from Grace Church. Many lacemakers came to the exhibition even if they could not come to the retreat. Hugs, hugs and more hugs. I am so blessed knowing so many wonderful people.