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Back in Town with dots on map

June 15, 2011 8:09 PM | Patty Foley

Hi all,

I'm back in town from my jaunt off to Singapore and Indonesia.  It was a long trip, amazing cultural, facinating history, and majestic temples and I'd go back in a heartbeat.  Everyone we met was really nice, though a bit curious as we did stand out in a crowd.  Food was good, not much wine or beer to be had, though fruit was plentiful and very delicious.  We had ten days of perfect weather - sunny, hot and humid with a light breeze.  We saw lots of active volcanos, from the safety of our plane and walked a bit through the devastation from the Nov 2010 eruption of Mount Merapi - so humbling. <click read more>

I was able to log into our web site and added three dots on our map!  Lace and lace making were almost non-existent.  I did find some ladies that did crochet - lovely work and were willing to share even with a language difficulty.  In Indonesia - it is weaving and of course batik.  At the Batik Museum in Solo (on the island of Java) we saw an extraordinary private collection of fabrics and were escorted through the factory to see how handmade batik is made.   

All in all, it was a great time.  I'll have some more at a later date.  In the mean time - It's Annual Meeting time - Hope to see you at the meeting in Sturbridge on the 18th of June.

Patty

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