|Monika & Verna - she's only drinking pink ginger ale : )|
I personally love the smurks on our faces. : )
The interesting parts of Saturday were when two guests were really interested in purchasing some of my stash! lol I had some of my Etsy shop stock and so they had fun picking their favourites. I had someone fall in love with a handstitched piece I had on the display table. I hadn't planned for it to be for sale because I didn't have it finished / mounted. So, we talked about how she would like it displayed in a wrapped canvas style with no framed. I'll show you a photo once I have it all put together. That was a nice surprise! I'm glad she asked for the piece she really loved the best. Another woman spied a prairie rug hooking on a lower shelf in the room and ended up going home with that one. : )
On Monday, I ran a 4 hr Beginner Threadpainting Class. There were 5 in the classroom. I had capped it at 4, but I got an email from a woman in Manitoba who happened to be coming this way. Of course I added her too! What great timing. I have a friend name Lauren from my mom's group who came to try it out. She had never free motioned before - 110% beginner. SHE DID SO AWESOME! So I have to show her off just to prove that I don't need my students to have any experience whatsoever, and you really will amaze yourself.
There she is on my machine. We had some issues with jamming on hers and so I wanted to get her going. (p.s. Lauren, your manual was left behind here.)
And then I spent some time refilling stock for the Etsy shop as well. The postcard supplies were dwindling. I have yet to upload those pics but I'll do that next.
OKAY - on with the BIG commissions. I have one more going to Australia, the USA, a couple for Canada, and even one headed to Africa. WOWEE. But for the moment, I think I am quite exhausted and will take today off. I don't remember the last time I had a good rest and me-day. Talk soon folks! Thanks for everything,