Here I am getting ready for the next children's class and I suddenly remembered I hadn't written about the last one. There is a reason for this. After the last class I just collapsed. I was down for over a week. (The same thing happened after the applique class but this time it was only for 3 days and this time I postponed the next class so that I will have some recovery time.) Anyway, the class was successful with everyone either finishing their piece or had got it to a point that it could be finished at home. One student, who hadn't been before, even stitched this with a caste on her arm!
The other design wasn't easy to stitch as it was designed for a more experienced stitcher. But what I like about teaching kids is that lack of experience never is an issue when tackling a new task. You just find another way to reach the goal if you can't do what the instructions ask.
Where I had blended the colours to get the effect of the fish, they just selected a multi coloured thread that did the same job.
The ladies in the kitchen served up a delicious healthy lunch for the kids.
And at the end of the second day those thread boxes looked well picked over.
Looking at the files on my computer I see I have been designing these classes for 10 years now. Might have to give someone else a chance at the job soon.