Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The CGOA 2008 Fashion Show

OK...this is really a "you had to be there" moment. Brian got to model the freeform vest at the CGOA fashion show. He's not as pretty as the other models and there were lovely designs being shown. I don't know what happened behing that curtain but he lost his Tshirt somewhere (I think Vashti and Myra had something to do with it...) I took these pics after his strut down the catwalk as I couldn't get near it. I suppose that's a good thing as I would have been stuffing $$ bills in his chaps and I was laughing so hard. Where did he learn to strut that way ??!!

At least CrochetWithDee got a video of the bedlam...ROFLMAO!!!!
NOTE: The vest has since been taken by Mel to the CGOA Conference in Portland where it was shown to the West coast contributors. The vest was not completely finished in Manchester but it is now. It will eventually arrive at BrainsBarn in the near future... What a gift! Thanks to all!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Special Dinner at the Conference...

The International FreeFormers Friday night dinner at Piccolo's in NH. A fun night was had by all (not all attending are in the above picture).

It was special because Brian was presented with a wonderful gift...a freeform vest made by a total of 31 fiber artists from all over the globe.
Brian in his "surprise" freeform vest...the brainchild of Mel who brought this all together. We had a very fun night... :)

The International FreeForm Guild always has lots of proects going on. Brian presented to Mel, for the group, the below hook as one donation for a future auction the group will be having; all proceeds will go to Women for Women International The auction date will be announced.
Ebony Gabon w/Captive Ring and Kazuri Bead enclosed by 2 SSilver spheres.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

CGOA Classes... and Autographs

I had a great time at the conference this year, especially meeting up with friends.
I also had four classes: Crochet Illlusions with Darla Fanton; Eclectic Bead Necklace with Jenny King; Paisleys that Pop with Joan Davis; and Crochet Intermeshing with Margaret Hubert.

That's me in between Saundra and Pam in Margaret's class. If not for Pam I may never have gotten through the class...it was confusing for left-handed me! And I met up with fellow New Jerseyan, Shari White, a fiber artist, freeformer and designer! She had designs in the contest and the fashion show and was one of 31 contributors of scrumbles for Brian's freeform vest. Shari graciously signed my newly acquired book, Afghans for All Reasons & All Seasons (by Jean and Rita, of course!) I was a real groupie with that book and hunted down many more autographs...Am I late on these CGOA posts or what??...........