Saturday, October 4, 2008

Lucky Potluck

XRX Editor Rick Mondragon discusses the finer points of knitting with shop owner Arlene, jewelry designer Nancy, & senior VP workshops Debra.

Friday evening there was a potluck at Whit's house in honor of our special guests, XRX CEO Benjamin Levisay and Knitter's Editor Rick Mondragon. It is not uncommon for someone to host a potluck dinner when our guild has a special guest, and it was very kind of Whit to host this one. She has a large enclosed porch (more like a sunroom) that has a fabulous lake view. (see right)

CEO Benjamin Levisay discussing Stitches South with shop owner Elyse. Jane listens in, left foreground. Diana knits on her new sock, on couch behind Elyse. Marian, Arlene, & Lou are the grouping in the background.

It was a truly delightful evening, with the last of us leaving after 10 PM. Benjamin and Rick were able to answer our questions about Stitches South, including questions from those of us who may be attendees, or teachers, or vendors with a booth. Already it is becoming clear that Stitches South is going to be an awesome show. Benjamin and Rick were both kind in praising our guild for our talent as well as our sense of fun. It was very kind of them to take time from their busy schedule to meet with us. I think everybody left with a good feeling about what is going to happen here in April. You'll be sorry if you miss the party!

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