I had such a good time at the Colour Conference. I don't know where to start! When I arrived home on Sunday afternoon, I spent hours just prattling on to Robin about it. There was so much to tell that as soon as I woke up this morning I started again and told him things I'd forgotten to tell him last night!
There were about 10000 women at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney. I stayed at Darling Harbour which was within walking distance and everyday this is what I saw -
The speakers were great and at every session I came away with something just 'for me'.
Caroline, Louise and I went out for lunch on Friday afternoon.
This is what we looked at while we ate. Very relaxing.
I also braved the Sydney trains and went out to Bondi Junction to do some shopping on Saturday afternoon and bought a lovely handbag. It's my 'Sydney' bag.
I also managed to spend some time with Aaron which was just wonderful!
At every conference each participant is given a small gift which is symbolic of the theme for the year. This year the theme is 'Be the Change'. Yes, things are difficult and we sometimes can get really discouraged and even critical of things going on around us but at the conference we were encouraged to think about what we can do to make a difference. We were presented with some projects to get us started and the funny thing is it doesn't actually take much - you can give up a cup of coffee a week and sponsor an HIV+ woman in Africa. Did you know that there are women in prison in some countries of the world just for being a Christian? You can write a letter to one of these women and it could actually lead to her release? How easy is that?
The gift this year was this pair of knitting needles and a ball of yarn. I was so excited because it's something I love to do and I'm pleased that other people have finally become aware of how 'cool' it is to knit!
Remember the rug I'm knitting? That was one of the projects shown as well as chemo hats, baby blankets and 'softies'. It was also suggested that knitting not only can make a tangible difference in someone's life but also create a sense of community. So true!
By knitting you not only bless others but you get blessed yourself. Check out the Colour Sisterhood website for some projects to get you started. If you are not sure with what to do with your knitting if you send your completed project to them, they will even send it on for you.
I had such a great time that I've already registered for next year. I've arranged to meet Caroline and Louise there again.(Have you booked yet Caroline?) Why not join us - and be truly blessed.
Until next time