Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'm Teaching Today!!

I am so totally excited, and a little nervous, but mostly totally excited!!!!    I can't believe I will be teaching in just under an hour.  I mean, how awesome is that I get to share with others one of my all time favorite things to do.  Squeal!!!

I spent most of yesterday printing my patterns for the class members.  This took way longer than I anticipated and it was a little crazy before dinner last night. (I was trying to keep the patterns cheap for class members so I printed them at home on my printer vs at Staples, cheaper but time consuming :) It probably didn't help that I had to spend the first few hours of the morning writing the end of the pattern.  Ya, writing the actual pattern is not so much fun, so I tend to procrastinate that part.  What ya gonna do :)  I have to admit though, it looks cool to see a huge pile of them :)  (I will be uploading these patterns in the next few days, stay tuned ;)


Last night before going to bed I made a big pile on my sewing room floor of everything I could possibly think of that I would need for my class.  I have my quilts set to display at the front of the class.  


I have my samples all put together and ready to teach with.  Shout out - Thanks again Mom for helping me with these. She is making a Braided Irish Chain so I wouldn't end up with a bunch of widow blocks, and is letting me use her fabric and pieces for the samples.   Isn't she the greatest!!

And then I just started to add to the pile.  I threw in anything that I thought would aid in the class, mostly in case someone forgot something.  Irons and boards, since that always seems to be the hold up when people are sewing in large numbers.  My cutting mat, rulers, and rotary cutter.  And then a bag full of extra seam rippers, scissors, thread, pins, and extension cords.


I think I have everything covered.  Did I forget something??  Oh well, to late now.  I am out the door and off to teach!!  Yippee Skippee!!  Wish me luck :)   Oh, and I will try to remember to take some pictures so I can share,  (But don't hold me to that :)

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14 comments:

  1. It would be a lot of fun to teach a class!! Hope your day is filled with lots of eager students ready to learn new things!!! OH and hoping you have tons of fun in the process:)

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  2. Good luck!! I sure wish I was in the class. Those students are lucky! Also, Moms really are the greatest!! Hope all went well!!!

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  3. Wish I was close enough to be in your class! Hope you had fun!!!!

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  4. Melissa hope you class went well and you had fun. It must of been so exciting and nerve racking at the same time. :)

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  5. How exciting and nerve wracking! Best of luck for a successful training session and great feedback! Love the patterns!

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  6. You shouldnt be nervous you do a great job teaching your tutorials. They may not be in "person" but your still teaching, answering questions etc.. You do a good job, pat yourself on the back.

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  7. Hope you had a great time teaching today. I'm sure you did a great job. You are very talented and have so much to share. Anxious to see some pictures.

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  8. Hope your class went well and you had a good time.

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  9. How exciting. You will make an excellent teacher. Your students will have a wonderful day.

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  10. Wish I had been there. You went so prepared! I love a class like that. I really like the Flying Squares part that I can see. I look forward to seeing the Irish Chain one, too. I know you had a terrific day!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa