Thursday, May 9, 2013

2013 Blacksmith conference, with SNOW in May!

Last week was a great week to have a conference, not!  It snowed in Mid-Missouri.  It snowed from 4 AM to 4 PM.   The same time last year we were sweating our butts off and couldn't keep enough bottled water cold. This time it was trying to keep the water hot, to make hot chocolate. One morning alone I made 120 cups of coffee for the group!
 I took this picture of the Casita from the truck in order to keep my camera dry.

At least the roads stayed clear. I blame all this on my friend Nathan. He's from MN and he sent it our way.

I found this awesome machine at an antique shop. I  delivered it the first day of conference, to my friend Phil.  It's a model 301A. He tells me it's called a long bed, as some do have a shorter plate. They are known as short beds. It needed no work. The girls used it the next day to sew sock monkeys.

Here are the monkeys being stuffed.

 Mary Jo McCarty taught basket making once again.  Someday I need to try this.

There were women doing blacksmithing too. Gabby had two broken legs, but she didn't let that stop her!

The blacksmith had a display in the gallery. 

Remember the quilted wall hanging we made?  This is the label I made for the back. The quilt sold for $320 at the auction!!!

My time was spent working the Boutique. Hoodies were the hottest item. Since it went from 82 on Wednesday to 2 inches of snow on Friday, many were unprepared for the weather. 

Despite the weather it was an awesome conference. The Blacksmith Association of Missouri has the best members.  


Anonymous said...

Our snowstorm, in S.E. MN, was not fun either! I'm so glad someone appreciated your quilting efforts and purchased at a good price. Appears that a "good time was had by all"! A side note.....frost is in the forecast for Sunday and Monday mornings with the temps to hit 93F by Tuesday!!!!!????? Hugs.....

Val said...

Snow?? Really?? That is wild!!! Loved that quilt and all the pictures!!! Love the label showing you both are doing something you love.

Zoey said...

Hi Patti,
Glad to hear the conference went well despite the bad weather. It's been snowing here on and off since yesterday. YUCK!

I am glad to hear they got a good price for your lovely quilt!

Lise said...

Looks like a great time, snow and all! I'm not surprised at the price of your quilt, your work is beautiful!

I'm looking forward to seeing you, still figuring out the details on my end. Can't wait:)

Deanna said...

Somehow I missed this post. I'm so glad the quilt brought quite a bit. It was perfect. What a wide variety of activities! Love your new little sewing machine.