Wow! The Travelin' Patch even travels into N.C.! I'll definitely need to get in touch with the president of that patch. I have to work this weekend (both Sat. and Sun.) and next weekend, so I won't make it this month, though I'd love to learn how to make windchimes. I'm also scheduled to work June 12 unless I can find someone to trade days with me. Yes, this was the first gourd (or any other art work) I had entered in an art competition. I lucked out and had a juror who liked things that were a little different, and a gourd was definitely different for this area. I look forward to meeting you sometime.
I didn't take any classes. My dear husband had offered to go with me to find the gourd farm, and I knew he'd be miserable waiting around for me for three hours. Now I know how to get there and can plan to take classes next year. Did you take or offer classes? Please tell me about the traveling patch. I may need to check out that one, too. Thanks for the comment on my ID gourd. It managed to get me into a juried art show in Gastonia and even won me a prize! I look forward to meeting you in the future. Beth
Hi! Noticing that you are from Lyman, S.C., I'm assuming that you are a member of the Palmetto Patch of the S.C. Gourd Association. I hope I can arrange to come to some of the meetings and will get a chance to meet you in person.