Last year, I wrote about wanting to attend Art East for the very first time and even joked about showing off some of my creations in 2007. (I was kidding!) However, this year, it turned out that I was an actual participant... but doing something that I never would have imagined last year. The needleworking group I joined in the spring, Violet Threads, was asked to participate, and we were one of the many exhibitors in Eden Church. Art East is a showcase of fascinating artwork - everything from photography, paintings, and sculpture to quilting, fabric weaving and dyeing, and jewelry making. Here is a small assortment of talented exhibitors and artwork from this past weekend. The first few photos highlight the Art East poster and tour map (featuring artwork from last year), our needlework table (this far away shot does not do them justice!), my fun and crazy club friends Chelle and Linda (thank you for your continued encouragement), and me taking advantage of a bright light while working on a TEENY TINY project. This doesn't even begin to show the beauty of everything I saw in Edwardsville over the weekend, and I hope many of my local friends will mark their calendar for 2008.