Monday, 19 July 2010

Teaching and celebrating

Friday saw my first venture into teaching. At Make, Katie's workshop in Allendale, I was invited to lead a class " Get started with Patchwork". It was a bit nerve racking at first but the ladies in the class were lovely, keen to learn and didn't ask any awkward questions I couldn't answer.
They all worked hard and we achieved the desired outcome - 5 hand stitched pin cushions and 5 machine pieced cushions. I think they were all pleased with them and I was delighted with what they managed to produce in such a short time. I hope I was able to inspire them with my love of patchwork and quilting and that they will all carry on sewing for pleasure.
On Saturday we went to visit my dad at home in the borders - it was such a lovely weekend I was inspired to get out my camera and took a105 photos. Here is just a small selection.
From Scenic ....


to arty...
and portrait of a photographer...
relaxing in the garden...
and what a lovely garden Penny has created here...
Lighting the barbecue is definitely mens work....
And all for Dad's birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!!

Happy Quilting xx

4 comments:

Helen said...

Well done you!! Teaching is not easy eh!! Love Helen

Anonymous said...

hi pauline i knew the "teaching day"would be a success. you have too much patience for the day to fail .colourblind.

Pixie Peg said...

Glad to have discovered your lovely blog. Hope the patchwork teaching takes off. Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear about the teaching, hope you enjoy it as much as me even though we have totally different students!
Amanda