Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pics from Palmetto

I'm sure you have all heard by now what a great success the Palmetto convention was last week. (Of course, it is always great there.)

Here are a handful of pictures:

There are no scheduled events on Thursday (except for a teachers's meeting), but many arrive then to be ready for a full day Friday.

Hanging out in the common area Thursday. Just sitting around is one of my favorite things there. Great for visiting, looking at each other's stuff, and sharing techniques.

More sitting and sharing Thursday.

Leprechaun reunion!

Vending opens Thursday as well. Tatting heaven!

Friday begins with the Trade-a-Tip session, with several folks sharing ideas with the crowd.

More sharing time in the common area.

After the Friday afternoon classes comes a Fun-and-Games session and the speed tatting contest.

The banquet is Friday night.

Entertainment at the banquet is provided by Georgia holding an auction. Once you've seen one of these, you will never forget it.

After the banquet comes the Night Owl session. This begins with Riet teaching a pattern. We tat as long as we can and then stay on talking once we are too tired to tat. Here are the last to leave after everyone else has finally given up and gone to their rooms.

Saturday has a full day of classes, beginning with the Early Birds at 6:00 am. (That's the one event I don't get to.) The classrooms are nice, with lots of room on the tables.

Saturday night has another informal get-together, this time working on cards and sachet bags for a fund raiser, and another chance for socializing.

Last ones out Saturday night -- or was it Sunday morning by then?

Sunday morning there is breakfast and one more round of hugs and good byes. Sorry, no pictures that day.


  1. Thank you for sharing, it looks like a good time was had by all.

  2. What fun pictures. Thanks for the photo tour of Palmetto Tat Days. Looks like a lot of fun.

  3. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, almost as good as being there. Jealous of the leprechains! and that's only me, Fergeal is livid!

  4. It looks like fun! I wish I lived close enough to have come. I know some came from a long distance to be there, but I just couldn't this year. Maybe another year. Thanks for sharing the pictures.