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Monday, March 14, 2016

Big Girl Bloomers!

I have been very busy here just lately......in a good way. I managed to get block 7 done in Splendid Sampler.....
Block 8 is now available but it will have to wait a bit.
I have started a couple of secret sewing projects....
And ....
Believe it or not,  I am a person who lacks a bit of self-confidence and being self taught in what I do I am always expecting someone to pull me up and ask me what do I  think I am doing lol! Soooo....when the opportunity arose to teach a little class at our new quilt store Quirky Quilts Qld I very nearly graciously declined as I usually do when asked! However! I decided to don my " BIG girl bloomers" and say YES! As I really, really wanted to do it.
I have finished the new sample in lovely fabrics from the shop and I am going to be teaching a stitchery class next month...
Excitement is over riding the terror and I am looking forward to it.  I seem to be doing a lot of stepping out of my Box lately....and liking it.
On a completely different topic.....reading! I  was the strange kid in the English class that loved "those" books like Jane Eyre, A Fortunate Life and To Kill a Mockingbird. Whilst many were complaining I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
I have reread To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee many times...definitely a fav! So when I heard that another of her novels had been published I really wanted to read it. I was worried though it may disappoint. But I  have to say that so far I am loving it.
 She was such a wonderful writer.
Ok that's it from me. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

23 comments:

  1. Well done you!!! There will be some very luck people who are able to do your class!! Go for it and enjoy!!! I like the look of your secret sewing!! Hope you enjoy your new book.

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  2. Congratulations Michelle, on spreading your wings once more. I'm sure your class will be very popular, and the project is so pretty.
    I'm a great fan of Jane Eyre, and the other Bronte books - does that make me strange too?? he he xxx

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  3. I am sure your class will be very well received. There is a reason some literature is called classic.. love the Brontes and Jane Austen too. Sad that Harper Lee is gone, but wonderful that her lost manuscript was found. Must get a copy!

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  4. I loved A Fortunate Life by AB Facey..........

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  5. Great going Michelle! I'm sure you will be a great success with your class.
    Lovely project to work on.

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  6. I love block 7! 'Jane Eyre' is such an interesting book......things were so different then.

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  7. Well done you for stepping out of your comfort zone, it's scary but sooo worth it in the end! Don't forget to tell us all how it went. Love your secret squirrel project :) Barb.

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  8. Congratulations Michelle, I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job with the class!

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  9. I am so pleased you donned your big girl panties and took the plunge - I hope all your students are "nice" and that it ends up being a great experience. I am sure you have so much knowledge to pass on. Its a lovely bag.

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  10. Well done you for taking a leap, you will be wonderful.

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  11. Congratulations Michelle. You'll have fun teaching your class. Wish i could make it. The bag is gorgeous. Hugs,xx

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  12. I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job, Michelle. I love your little bag.

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  13. You will do a wonderful job of teaching and how lucky are they to have you as teacher. Loving your SS blocks.

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  14. Oh wow, if it wasn't for the fact that I homeschool my DD and I care for my 83yo mother (sadly has dementia), I would so be there for the class and to meet you in person... you will be a great teacher, as you are a kind and uplifting/positive motivator.

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  15. Well done on agreeing to the class. I am sure you will find all the participants to be lovely.

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  16. I love the bag Michelle - well done for taking on the class. I reread Mockingbird last year so that I could follow straight on with Watchman - two brilliant books. xx

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  17. It's an absolutely gorgeous sample bag Michelle! So very well done on saying "yes" with enthusiasm. Another wonderful sampler block, you must be so very proud of yourself with all the challenges you have choosing and succeeding with recently :) Very inspiring :)

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  18. Good on you for doing a class. wish I was closer so I could come. they will love you as much as we do. Another lovely sampler block

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  19. Hi my lovely friend you will have so much fun teaching ,relax and go with the flow Michelle,i know you will be awesome,i love your work and the bag is very cute.
    Namaste my Friend xx

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  20. Good on you girl! Just take a bottle of Recue Remedy with you. I was also one of those girls who loved To Kill A Mockingird, All the Green Year, Cather in the Rye etc. I also adored David Copperfield although I don't remember ever completely finishing the book. I have 3 copies on my book shelf. I also loved Jane Eyre and have 3 different DVD versions. I shall look for the new book of Harper Lee's. That bag looks absolutely beautiful.

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  21. Dear Michelle,
    wish I could be in one of your classes. You will be a wonderful teacher. The projects you will teach are so cute.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  22. everyone is going to just love your class - and you too
    Hugz

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  23. Great decision Michelle, a win win situation for you and your students. Have fun.

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