Once again I am exhausted after these classes. It has taken a few days to recover and my mind is buzzing with ideas for the next class and all next years classes. Problem is I am finding it difficult to cope physically. The time is drawing near when I will have to step away and let someone else take over.
Not a huge class, but still a healthy number. Problem was the lack of volunteers. I am sure the stress of handling this accounts for a lot of my exhaustion. Arriving at 6:30am to make sure that everything is in order isn't good. Added to the 4 hour round commute this was not going to be good for my health.
But the kids were terrific. We had some high school girls ( 15- 16 years old) who brought along their exchange students from Germany. They had never stitched before and their work was beautiful. One of the girls won our raffle for a sewing box. Not quite sure how she is going to get that home to Germany.
At the other end of the scale there was a 7 year old who also had never stitched before and who took to it like a fish to water.
We also had some girls travel up from northern New South Wales, so a very mixed group. Everyone finished the project and all were very happy with the end result.