The weekend before Thanksgiving, I headed partway across the state to Rochester, NY to attend my annual state NYSATA convention. This post is an overview with a few highlights, and some thoughts on state conventions. My next post(s) will cover the details of workshops that I taught and attended. Here's a view out my Rochester hotel window of a couple of funky buildings in the early morning sunlight.
My car was packed full, because I was teaching 4 workshops (two of them hands-on), and as an exec in my region, I was also responsible for bringing the supplies for a couple of activities at the conference. And of course my suitcase had to fit in the car, too!
One of those special activities is my brain-child, the "Bling Your Badge" table. This is our third year with the table, and it is a favorite activity of many convention attendees throughout the conference. Glue guns are plugged in for use all day, and we provide a wonderful selection of materials, including 'jewels', pipe cleaners, ribbons, sequins, buttons, wiggle-eyes, funky felt, and so much more. As a matter of fact, I had to remind a few people that we should be able to see your NAME on your tag! They got so carried away adding embellishment that their names were buried! I'm so proud that this fun table is my idea.
Here's autumn and winter shown together.
In a day or two I'll tell you about the rest of the conference - especially workshops I taught and attended. In the meantime, I hope to hear more about yours!