As I mentioned yesterday, today sewing buddy, Pat and I travelled three hours each way to attend a Janet Clare workshop and to learn how to draw with a sewing machine. As you can see from these attempts I am not the most artistic of people but we were put through a series of exercises - write your name, draw a face, draw a chicken - then a penguin. At this point we were all beginning to wonder what a penguin looked like! Finally, and before we were let loose, we had to draw a garden.
Throughout the morning Janet was kind, patient and encouraging - just as life affirming as I thought she would be. Janet was delighted to see us in her aprons and insisted on having a photo taken. She even designed us a personal picture from her to us to sew onto our apron which I will show you tomorrow.
The afternoon was spent starting a wall hanging / cushion (not sure yet) but I will share it with you when it is completed and I have more time. But for anyone thinking of attending one of Janet's classes - then please do - it was the most fun 6 hours I have had in a long time!
The only thing that has marred the day is the sad news of Victoria Wood's passing - she was a fantastic comic writer and will be sadly missed by many. Remember Barry and Freda?