Well I’m here in the Valley of the Sun for the EGA Seminar. I drove here leaving early yesterday morning and made very good time! Reigstered for seminar, had lunch and who do I run into right away? Cassie and Nandra of Sundance Designs who was here setting up their beads and ooh so much more in the boutique. Checked into my room and quickly took off to go to Family Arts Needlepoint, visiting with Peggi and Julie and taking in all the eye candy. Thank you to Julie who saved me by lending me a sweater for the tour. Now I’ve been lugging a jacket around everywhere I’ve been going lately, but haven’t needed it, who needs a jacket in Phoenix at this time of the year? Didn’t think about the Grand Canyon with an elevation of 7000 feet.
The item that you see in the picture is a dreamcatcher and I will let Wikipedia tell you what that is:
In some Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. The dreamcatcher is then decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads.
The Ojibwe believe that a dreamcatcher changes a person’s dreams. “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.” Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.
Another explanation “Nightmares pass through the holes and out of the window. The good dreams are trapped in the web, and then slide down the feathers to the sleeping person.
Tomorrow is a volunteer day for me, shopping in the boutique and then our opening banquet. Monday my class start and I met my teacher last night, Kim Sanders while we were both looking for the registration area. I told her that lots of people have been telling me what a wonderful teacher she is! so I can’t wait!
and what was I thinking? we leave at 7am this morning not to return till very late tonight…but I am really looking forward to it!