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Thuy Means
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2015 NAME National Indy--Table Centerpieces and Souvenirs
This year's table centerpieces were designed by Phil and Lynn Joehnke--a food/kitchen vignette atop a cooking pot with wooden spatula/spoon at the side. Unfortunately, I did not win a centerpiece--Darn. The table hostess at my table won it. There was no num...

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2015 NAME National Indy--the Gala, the hotel, and Theme Luncheons
If you didn't attend the NAME National convention in Indianapolis, you missed out on some fabulous souvenirs. Theme luncheons were excellent. Food was very good. I took 3 classes in making food and learned a lot from all three. Here is a belated summation o...

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2015 QC Convention--Table Gifts
Gazebo from Liz Barnes brick planter from Ginger Anderson beautifully painted tea set with cupcakes from Joan Webb My big gift from Marilyn Filter, our wonderful table hostess A photo for posterity--my big gift, which went to Donna Post Had a great time ope...

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2015 QC Convention--Mini Swaps
beautiful hat and camping lantern  backpack  6 cupcakes  miter box, hand saw, gauge & level, bag of supplies (ruler, cutting mat, xacto knife)--AMAZING tray of watermelon slices from Carol Shea 2 laser cut trellis with flowers from Liz West Today we were ab...

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2015 Madison Barn Project--a Tour of the Barn
Here's the side of the barn with working winch and doors that slide open and shut using 1/8" brads. See? There's a slot that allows the doors upstairs and downstairs to open and shut. Very clever, and requires only simple items for the sliding mechanism. Th...

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2015 Madison Barn Project--Lighting Tips
The Thursday Night Project consisted of a barn, shed and silo, and came from Stephanie Engeseth. She pulled out all the tops for this project. There are a lot of ingenious touches and details throughout. On Thursday night, we were let into a ballroom and we...

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2015 Madison HP Roundtables
Laser-cut sitting dog from Petworth Miniatures. There's a lot of sanding involved, but instructions are straightforward. Scarecrow with crow on arm from Barbara Meyer. This is pewter and requires painting and gluing the "hay" at strategic places. Straightfo...

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2015 Madison HP Mini Swap Items
This was from Debbie Cochran This beautifully cut buffet hutch was from Stephanie Engeseth

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2015 Madison HP Sunday Brunch and Souvenirs
Scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast, coffee, water, and fresh squeezed orange juice. Great way to start the day. Souvenir from Sue Herber and Karen Cary--a food stand in shape of a wedge of cheese. An array of county fair food from Janet Smith. These are re...

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2015 Madison HP Saturday Banquet
This is the irrepressible Nancy Brown in her blow-up horse costume. Yes, she gave me permission to take photos. We began dinner with a fancy salad housed inside lettuce leaves. Main entree was steak with asparagus and mashed potato. This is the 1st meal in ...
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