Hi everyone. I am home from convention in Salt Lake City and trying so hard to "catch up" on everything that needs to be done. Top priority, of course, is getting lots of hugs and kisses from my wonderful family. I miss them so much when I go away, but I had a ton of fun too!
I want to share some of the highlights of convention. They announced the finalists for the Artisan Award and I was on the list. Of course, I already knew that I didn't win, but if you could have seen the hundreds of projects that didn't make the cut, as well as those that did...whew...let me just say that I am really honored to be among the finalists. There were fewer samples at convention this year, but most of the display boards were Artisan Award entries. What they lacked in quantity the sure made up in quality. I am sure that everyone will agree that the quality of the displays were over-the-top fabulous. This is one of my entries that was one display. Both of my 3-D items were displayed...so I will share those with you later this week. My scrapbook pages have yet to show up anywhere, so I will double-check to make sure it's OK to share those too.
This was the first year that I have had two of my downline attend convention. Of course, Nancy Brown and I have been convention buddies for the past several years, but this year we added her downline, Veronica Winn, to our crew. (Veronica is on my left and Nancy is on my right.) It was so much fun. Veronica is so much fun to be around and really added to the excitement. There was rarely a dull moment this year. NOTE TO SELF: Don't wear a shirt with sequins and beads when planning to fly unless want to get up close and personal with the security lady in the airport:) Apparently the x-ray machine in the SLC airport didn't like my shirt.
I can't even begin to share everything in one post, so I will try to post more throughout the week. Now I have to take my son to the dentist to have some teeth pulled (braces), so please pray that goes well. See ya soon!