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Monday, October 13, 2008

Master Gardener Conference and Shopping

My friend, Joan and I headed for Manhattan, KS; on Thursday to attend the Annual Master Gardener Conference. Sedgwick County (that would be our county) had about 25-30 there. The pic below shows most of the Sedgwick County delegation at the keynote speaker's presentation. I learned more than I'll probably ever use but I found the weekend to be fun and informative. Kansas has about 1,000 Master Gardeners. The people wearing burgundy shirts and chambray shirts are from Sedgwick County. That's our "uniform".

We didn't just attend the conference without shopping a little. I decided I needed to do some tassels that I've admired on so many of your blogs. Stopping by Joann's there in Manhattan for some bargain ribbon (a bag for $1) and with trim purchase to add to my stash at home I was able to have enough to do this tassel. I bought the topper at Dollar Tree. I thought it turned out pretty good for my first "fancy" one. I think I will "remodel" some I did a few years ago from salt and pepper shakers - they look a little plain now.

1 comment:

Eleanor said...

The conference sounds wonderful and oh yes, the shopping is always a must! I am off to a local quilter's guild morning on Sat and half the attraction is the vendors! I left a nice reading recommendation for a Golden Oldie for re-reading on my blog. Do have a look when you have time.