I'm sitting here in the wheelhouse of my boat. It's our third night staying aboard. I hesitate to say we've moved in completely because the majority if our stuff is still in our house. Our plan is to collect the things we need day by day and after a couple of weeks, everything that is left in the house is either junk and can be tossed/recycled/donated or things that we won't need until we live in a house again (think wheelbarrow and rake) and can go into storage. I think this is the lazy persons way of moving and downsizing, but it seems to be working!
So the reason that I'm telling you all that is to say I don't have internet hooked up for my desktop computer yet. I have cellular access through my ipad, but the Blogger ap just doesn't compare for usability, and I can only upload photos that are on my ipad. Meaning? My blogging might be a little weird, and scant, for a while. Bear with me.
But I did find a couple of photos on here that I want to share. These are the table runners from my beginners classes that finished up a couple of weeks ago.
There are only four pictured as a couple of students couldn't make the final night. But these four all got to the hand-stitching down the binding part and it was so cool to see the different runners evolve out of all the different fabric selections. Each person had different challenges, but they all got there in the end. Do you remember the first patchwork item you completed and were proud of?
I thought I might run a sampler class next time as everyone was keen on this idea. Problem is, I'm not a traditional block sampler kind of girl so I'm thinking I might do a strippy type sampler instead. I've been having fun looking at block books and thinking of the different skills each block needs and what I should incorporate.
Do you have any suggestions or ideas as to what skills you think beginners should learn?