Class Update

I don’t know when I’ve been as excited about the classes I’m set to teach as I am right now. The next couple of months are going to be busy but so much fun!

  • I’m back for another round of summer camp with the Fashionista Sewing Camp for kids. We’ll sew wearable items, accessories and even delve into¬† screenprinting. (Yep, I’m dragging the Yudu to the shop for camp!) FSC is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7-11. Register.
  • Don’t you wish you could go to sewing summer camp? This year you can! I’m leading a week-long Sewing Camp for You. There’s a different project planned for each day. Come one day or all five — it’s up to you. June 21-25. Register.
  • We’re trying something different with the next session of Learn Your Machine/Sewing 101 and offering it during the week instead of on the weekend. The class meets twice from 10 a.m.-12:30 -p.m. April 27 & May 4. Register.
  • What happens when you combine a cool new book with a quilt-block-of-the-month class? The new One-Yard Wonders Sewing Club! Instead of sewing a quilt block every month, we’ll sew one project from One-Yard Wonders every month. Don’t just let your copy sit on the shelf unused! We’re meeting the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. starting May 22. The book is required to take part in the club and the class fee includes one yard of fabric each month for a year. Register.

Disconnect

While my MacBook is at the spa, getting a shiny new hard drive (that works), I’m more or less computer-less for the interim. Yes, we have other computers in the house but I don’t have one that’s pretty much at my disposal at all times, so I have to pop on when it’s convenient.

So I’ve been pretty disconnected from my normally bloggy routines and have spent maybe one percent of the usual amount of time I’m online since my poor little laptop bit the dust last week. What’s a girl to do?

Why, sew and clean, of course!

I think anyone who’s been around my blog for a while knows how much I really dislike housecleaning but being away from the ‘Net blackhole, I’ve actually managed to get a goodly amount cleaned up and staying fairly shiny*. (Family of five, three of them male and one of them a preschooler — figure it out.)

If I could get photos off my camera and on this computer, I’d show you the scads of Christmas sewing I’ve been doing. I figured out earlier today that I’ve sewn eight purses and one big stocking in two days — and that includes a trip to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned plus a full set of X-rays. Quite a few of them have come from Cassie Barden’s book, The New Handmade. I know I go on and on about it, but it really has been my most-used book of late.

Speaking of The New Handmade … I’m actually teaching two purse classes from the book at Intown Quilters after the first of the year. They’re among the NINE classes I’ll be teaching from January-March. I’m not quite sure how that happened but I’m excited and it’s going to be fun. For reals!