Sunday, May 3, 2009

BAM Conference part 2

The conference is over. It was another great one again. The attendance was over 200 smiths. Wish I could say the weather was great. It was cold, damp and rainy most of the time.

You could find brooms for sale with hand forged handles.

This is the Tom Clark Memorial gate that many people worked on. Each blacksmith was asked to make a leaf for the gate.

Aroundtoits by Ray Carpenter

Jewelry by Mona

Horse hoof pick made by Mike Camden

Blacksmith Journal booth

Damascus jewelry for sale.

Colonial candle holder made by Pat McCarty and Bob Alexander

Awesome pictures taken by BAM's treasurer Bruce Herzog

Bob Alexander working on a candle holder

Dragon on display

BAM logo

Power hammers

Many Anvils

Ian Wiley demonstrating

Finally this is what I made for fellow blogger Tammy at Flat Creek Farm. She had sent me lilac starts. Today BT and I planted them. I should have told Mr W I needed some soil. Their soil looks like black gold, ours is rocky clay red.

Time for bed. We didn't get to sleep until after 1 AM last night. that was after two calls to the front desk and one in person appearance to get some very rude young men to stop talking in the lobby.



Flat Creek Farm said...

Great reporting!! I almost felt like I was there. Sorry to miss the good stuff, but not sorry to miss the rude peeps at the hotel. Happens no matter which one we stay in!!
Thank you AGAIN so very much for the beautiful wall quilt. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen, and I will cherish it forever. I keep walking by it, and it makes me smile every time :) thank you thank you thank you :) -tammy

Zoey said...

Don't you hate when people at a hotel carry on like they are the only people in the building?

Recently we were at a hotel where there was a bunch of drunken snowmobilers. One couple near us was fighting until 4:00 a.m. We heard every word they said (and most of them were the "F" word!).

It was one miserable night!

Sara said...

I love that gate and the cute wall quilt!