I was so disheartened when the Sumptuous Surfaces class was over, I quick like a bunny signed up for The Art of Embroidery - Fertile Earth with Susan Sorrell. Here is her sample for the class - pretty wonderful no? The class starts tomorrow - I can't wait - well really I can because March is going to be one busy month. I'm also registered to take Susan's Felt Pin class at Joggles.com that begins on the 18th of this month. And I'm off to Artfest the week after that AND I haven't even begun my Bead Journal Project page for this month - well, to be honest, I have started it but the idea in my head wasn't translating to fabric (again) so rather than fuss and fume, I ripped out the beading and am starting again.
My trades for Artfest are almost completed - I waiting for some supplies to come in the mail to finish my house trades - well camp trades. For several years I've stayed with a bunch of gals in one wing of a dorm that we call "camp runamuckus" - we generally do a challenge just amongst ourselves for Artfest - this year it's fabric flowers but since Nikki, the designated camp counselor, can't let us do anything the easy way - she's changed the challenge so that we are making TWO flowers for each camper - a 'before' and 'after' flower - let me tell you - that took some thinking on my part to come up with a 'before' and 'after' but I think I've got a plan - now just to wait for the supplies.
Top it off with being incredibly busy at my day job AND having electrical problems at home and I feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants most days. Perhaps this month's bead page should be about biting off more than one can chew. The wonderful thing about on line classes though is that I can work at my own pace. I can read the lesson at the office on my lunch hour. I can work on my project a little in the evening and again early in the morning before work. I really enjoy taking 'hands on' classes but on-line is so much more flexible - at least for me.
A shop moved close to my office that will be offering classes - Krazy Kat Fiberhaus. I ran in yesterday to check it out and OH MY GOODNESS it was quite wonderful. They aren't fully stocked yet, in fact things were being delivered while I was there, but they are going to be offering classes! Just look at this picture of one wall in the shop - pretty wonderful eh? The shop is just a few minute drive from the office - I can foresee myself spending quite a bit of time there.