Seeing Friends

For me the very best part of going to the Chain Link conferences is hanging out with my various friends and meeting new friends. I was really trying to be better about taking photos this time, but there are still many that I didn’t get. Next year I may need to go with a check list to be sure that I get photos of all my yarnie buddies.

The following are a few photos of many of my wonderful friends that were fellow attendees. A few are “selfie” photos, still trying to get the hang of that, so forgive me if they came out strangely.  I got a lot of these photos the last night of the conference, since many folks were leaving the next day, that’s why so many with me in them I’m wearing my sparkly top (more about it later).

My CGOA mentee Jessie Rayot and I after the Awards Ceremony where both of her designs placed.
Jessie Rayot and I after the Awards Ceremony where both of her designs placed – thus the big grins.

 

Dan and Mikey of The Crochet Crowd fame.
Dan and Mikey of The Crochet Crowd fame.

 

Joan Davis hanging out in the Crochet Lounge.
Joan Davis hanging out in the Crochet Lounge.

 

The lovely Lily Chin.
The lovely Lily Chin.

 

Randy Cavaliere and Me at the Banquet.  We all got to sing Happy Birthday to her.
Randy Cavaliere and me at the Banquet. We all got to sing Happy Birthday to her.

 

Kim Guzman and Mary Beth Temple
Kim Guzman and Mary Beth Temple

 

Karen Whooley and Kimberly McAlindin
Karen Whooley and Kimberly McAlindin

 

My good friend Amy D. We have been Ravelry friends for a long time and always enjoy seeing each other IRL.
My good friend Amy D. We have been Ravelry friends for a long time and always enjoy seeing each other IRL.

 

Mary Beth, Deb Seda-Tetsut, Andrea G. at the Banquet.
Mary Beth, Deb Seda-Tetsut, Andrea G. at the Banquet.

 

Margie Fultz and Jane Rimmer
Margie Fultz and Jane Rimmer (just a bit blurry cause they made me laugh).

 

Karen Ballard and I, what this woman knows about crochet tools and history could fill a book.
Karen Ballard and I, what this woman knows about crochet tools and history could fill a book.

 

The Lovely Delma Myers. She has been to every Chain Link from the beginning.
The Lovely Delma Myers. She has been to every Chain Link from the beginning.

 

Linda Perman and I cracking up taking a selfie.
Linda Perman and I cracking up taking a selfie.

 

2015’s conference is going to be in San Diego, California. Dates are July 22-26. I am really excited about having another conference closer to my end of the country. I’m hoping we can get lots of folks to come and play. So many of my yarnie friends in the Southwest and West Coast aren’t able to make it all the way back East for those conferences. This will be a great chance for them to make it to a show to take classes, shop for goodies at the market and hang out with fellow yarn enthusiasts .

I know my family is super excited because we will be making this a combined family vacation/conference for mom trip. Should be a big adventure.

 

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