I'm so sorry for never getting back to you!!!!! I forgot entirely that I had posted this........ It would have been so nice to meet you both!
Did either of you end up going to the conference? I was there, and I thought it was pretty interesting..... I didn't know anything about the ACC going into it, so it was definitely an eye opening experience in that way. If you did go, I'd love to hear what you thought of it all!
savagepixie: I made it into Crafty Planet and wandered around in a daze for about an hour... it was there that I discovered I need some beautiful yarn in my life. I'm just learning to crochet, though, so I told myself that once I've made something successfully with the yarn I have, I'll invest. I think I think about that beautiful yarn every day..... you're so lucky to work there!
Sorry again for absentmindedness!