The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Last Class of the Year

One of the benefits of working from home is that often I can take opportunities when they arrive.  Today was one of those days.  I thought I would get stuck into some sewing when three ladies turned up to the shop and asked if they could take part in a class.  I was a bit puzzled because they had said during initial chatter that they fly out of Christchurch tomorrow.  They wanted me to teach a class now! Well, what was I to do, and what could I teach that would be a starter project for them?  One of the ladies picked up a cushion from the sofa and the others agreed that, that was what they wanted to learn how to do – crazy 021patchwork, no less.
So that is exactly what we did for four hours.  I started them off, then while they were busy with ribbons and beads I frantically printed off stitch sheets for them. They were thrilled, especially when I told them about including a cobweb in each piece.  Each joking about the natural ones that will be waiting for them when they got back to Holland after being on holiday for 3 weeks.  023
Taking a class on Boxing Day just didn’t feature in my plans for today, but what an awesome day it turned out to be.  Much better than the quiet day I was expecting, and three new friends from a far off land :) Thank you ladies, I hope we can do it again sometime.
I hope your day was as full of fun as mine was, or are you all still in ‘recovery’ mode after a hectic Christmas Day?
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3 comments:

  1. Yes, that is quite original. But why not if you were available and willing.

    I'm glad you had some company!

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  2. What a gorgeous cushion and what lucky ladies to learn that and take the ideas back home with them. Merry Christmas!

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