Then it was time for the party officially to begin! Two amazing millinery confections made of elaborately crafted pastel sugars, frosting, and cake were on display. They both looked good enough not only to eat, but even to wear! The details on each of them, from feathers to gathered gauze to flowers, were unbelievable in their meticulous attention to every minute little detail.
We had a marvelous time catching up with old friends and making the acquaintance of new ones. Many of the participants came in their favorite period or vintage clothing and it was such fun strolling about admiring all of the beautiful finery. Recognizing fellow bloggers by their costumes became one of the pleasures of the evening, and we had such fun finally being able to put faces to some of the digital names we've grown accustomed to seeing! :-)
We were so busy mingling and chatting (and eating cupcakes!) that we didn't even get a chance to take a picture of the two of us together all dressed up! We went as "silk sack sisters," both in our striped silk sack jackets. Hopefully some time later this week (praying the weather improves!), we'll try to get some quality pictures of our newest creations to share. In the meantime, look forward to further conference updates over the next few days!
One of several creations on display during the evening,
a timeless testament to the incomparable skill and
talent of the ladies that are the MHS.