And yes the class last night was just that! Eleven hookers hooking and a little foot stomping as well!
More on the stomping in a bit.....
The beginning rug hooking class last evening was a roaring success! I couldn't have asked for a more energetic, nice, fun and lovely group of ladies! I love it when a class is so eager to learn that you can hear a pin drop in the room and not one person ( that I could see) was texting or talking on their phones! No siree! These are gals who want to learn how to hook rugs! My heart skipped a beat or two also when I pulled the little finished project I had designed for them out of my bag! Gosh... they were squealing with delight and I heard such wonderful comments... I swear they went on for two entire minutes! My head swelled two sizes I'm sure of it! I was well rewarded for all my work and worry in those two minutes!
I've named the little project Snow Bird in Heart. It came about as I was thinking how lucky those people are I know who fly out of here in the winter for warmer climes then return like the birds in early Spring and Summer. We call them Snow Birds. My dream is to fly this coop during Winter some day too!
But until that day I plan to continue my efforts to teach classes and meet as many lovely people as I can.
At least three ladies drove over two hours last night to attend my class! Thank goodness we had good roads and the snow didn't start until early this morning.... we are nearing 6 inches of the white stuff as I type this.
Two of the students are left handed! A first for me to teach someone who is left handed to hook! But they did just fine! They are hooking right along and figuring out what to do! Does any one know of any hooks they'd recommend for left handed hookers?
Oh yes.... about that stomping that occurred! I had just finished my part in my presentation about protecting your wool stash from moth infestation... I always stress how important it is to not bring wool into your house that you don't buy new... as from a thrift shop etc. until you can throw it in the washer and dryer. Maybe I go a little overboard but so many people don't even think of this when they are starting out hooking rugs.
Anyway... they were all gathered around me in a circle while I was instructing how to pull their first loops when out of nowhere... I am not kidding here.... a little moth or miller or winged creature of that kind landed on the floor right in the middle of things... someone said " Oh No... look! A Moth!" And the stomping and whooping and fun began! All eleven ladies made quick work of that little intruder and we were all laughing so hard we had tears streaking down our faces!
So what are the odds of a moth in the dead of winter in a big school room land right in the middle of a wool rug hooking class?!!
Could be a sign... of what I'm not sure!