Does anybody hold shares in the historic inn? Looks like they are doing rather well out of this exhibition.
On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 at 16:29, Devon Thein <devonth...@gmail.com> wrote: > It has been a busy week in Clinton, NJ. On Thursday, Greet Rome, > Martin Bruggeman, Wally Thoma and Veerle Merschaut visited the exhibit > at the Hunterdon Art Museum, having come from Belgium. In honor of > this international visit, a town councilwoman was sent by the mayor to > greet them, and a Hunterdon County Freeholder also came, welcomed them > and took the tour with them. The Freeholder had to leave before the > end of the tour, because the tour took about 2 hours. The duration of > the tour varies with the interest level of those on the tour. After > the tour we went across the historic bridge and had lunch at the > Clinton House Inn, an historic inn which was established in 1743 and > was once a stage coach stop. > On Friday, we had a viewing at the Ratti of War Lace and other Belgian > lace with the four Belgian ladies, and we were joined by Karen > Thompson who journeyed up from Washington, DC, and Loretta Holzberger, > President of the IOLI and Lee Daly who was graciously acting as > Loretta's hostess for the visit. > On Saturday, Loretta, Lee, Trenna Ruffner, who had come from Michigan > to see the show, participated in a ticketed tour that was organized by > the museum. There was one lady at the tour who had made bobbin lace in > the 1970s and wanted to get back into it. I noticed that Lee was > giving her all the details of how to connect with lace in NJ. There > were about a dozen people on the tour. It seems like the more people > there are, the shorter the tour is, so this tour was only an hour > long. Although this may seem counter intuitive, it actually makes > sense because when there is only one person or a few people they enter > in more freely with their observations about the works on display. So > far the record length of a tour is 2 hours and twenty minutes. After > this tour, a small group of us walked across the historic bridge to > the historic inn and had lunch. The inn had thus been subjected to two > times this week when a group of 7 people who had not reserved in > advance walked in demanding food. They seem to prefer to have > reservations made, but as I learned at the time of the opening, they > don't like reservations that are for a yet to be determined number of > people at a yet to be determined time. > On Sunday, we picked up Elena Kanagy-Loux at the Newark train station > and drove her to Clinton for her to give a beginning bobbin lace class > to 10 people. The class was completely subscribed. I stayed to assist. > The students completed a sampler of cloth stitch, half stitch, whole > stitch, and in some even did torchon ground. Everyone seemed to enjoy > the class and several people wanted to know how to continue. I > directed them to the IOLI website to have the regional director match > them with the nearest lace opportunities. Several people seemed to be > interested in returning this coming Sunday for "Drop In Lacemaking" > with Pat Morris. After the class Elena and my husband and I crossed > the historic bridge and walked into the historic inn without a > reservation for dinner. > Devon > > - > To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: > unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to > arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: > http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/ > - To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/