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    Gave a small Workshop

    My friends decided to organize a day so I could show them how to FM trees! We rented a room in a local quilt shop and spend a fab day, chatting and sewing. I was so mean I made them do exercises first, and as most were retired teachers.. I graded their work! LOL They went home with great reference material and were assigned homework. Make a branch on which to place the chickadee I sewed for each of them. When I have some finished work back from these lovely ladies I'll post a few more pics!
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    Awesome thread work! The trees look so real.

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    I wish I could have been there! Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingmama View Post
    I wish I could have been there! Very nice!
    Me too!!!!!

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    Oh MaryKatherine I am so jealous of all those women!! I would love to learn thread painting like that. You are a great teacher!!
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    Very nice workmanship.
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    great threadwork, looks like a fun, informative class. I want to see more of this.
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    I'm a retired teacher, can you be mean to me? Wow, I love this; I wish you could teach via the internet.
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    This is very nice of you and I wish I could have been there also. The trees look real.
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    Wow you do awesome work. I love the thread work. Looks so real

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    WOW..How fun....

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    I want to be in your next class! Can't wait to do my homework!! Looks like so much fun!

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    Sounds like a road trip to me!

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    If I were in or near Guelph, ON, you can bet I would sign up for one of your classes! Looks like you got those ladies creating some great stuff.

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    Great idea for a workshop. Years ago down in Orlando, a couple of us gals would meet once a month for embroidery classes at the local Library. They have conference rooms with tables and chairs and plenty of outlets for our machines all arranged in a square so the person giving the class could stand/sit in the middle and talk with them. We could reserve the room for free so might look into options for the next time to save money. The room was large enough for 10-15 sewers.
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    I can see that you have turned the tables and have them mortally serious about this sewing thing and what their final mark might be.
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    I couldn't believe it! They barely came up for air...or lunch! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by juneayerza View Post
    I'm a retired teacher, can you be mean to me? Wow, I love this; I wish you could teach via the internet.
    Good Idea! Why not make some you-tube videos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Good Idea! Why not make some you-tube videos?
    I vote for this!!!!!!!!!! Please, pretty please with a smiley face on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggersmom View Post
    I vote for this!!!!!!!!!! Please, pretty please with a smiley face on it.
    If you do, be sure to let us all know!
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    I wish I could have had a chance to learn thread painting from you. They are very lucky ladies.

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    I know which shop you were at!! Would love to have been there too!
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    I intended to go to Guelph last month but I do live over 3 hours from there. I too would enjoy that class but it was good to see that you used a hoop. Maybe it's another thing of "PRACTISE" to. Nice of you to do this class .

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