I admit, I didn't take too many pictures while there as I was more interested in meeting people than looking through the view finder. However, I was able to snap this shot at lunch:
It was absolutely beautiful, and it wasn't a bad drive. It was about an hour up the road from here, with only getting on the interstate for about six miles. I got some new shuttles, crochet hooks, and thread, while my mother got some new Aeros and some bobbins. I don't have many pictures of the goodies I got (my battery died before I was able to take many), so here's a bit of eye-candy:
This was the pattern that I was working on. I had to retro tat the second chain I know five times before I got it right! I had also never worked with this type of thread. It was a wonderful challenge!
And after nearly three hours, I was able to get the first one finished.
I finished the second yesterday before work. My only "problem" with these are the ear wires. I'm allergic to most metals but sterling silver and 14 kt gold, and these are neither. I need to find some to finish these off, but I don't know if I'll be able to get the color I need.
This is #23 of my 25 motif challenge. I hope to have the necklace finished soon!