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Archive for July 25th, 2005

Show and Tell at Computer(?) Class

Monday, July 25th, 2005

FlowersMonday was my last night of the term/school year, for my computer classes in Haslett. Boo Hoo! I will miss these fine folks.

In my first class, two ladies who are fast friends and who come to class together, brought me a lovely bouquet of deep red carnations. They did not know that red carnations perhaps are my favorite flower. Certainly they are my favorite hothouse/florist flower! I was very touched and honored by this loving gift.

HatsThen in my second class (where Helen brought her incredible knitted bedspread last week), Elaine brought an assortment of amazing hats (in a wonderful genuine hat box, no less) and a piece she did with a rughooking technique, which she hopes to make into a cushion. The hats are all knit and fulled/felted, with really artful bands and embellishments. The one back row right has beaded trim coming off the edges of the brim. Wonderful!!!

Rughook PieceAnd last but certainly not least, Marti brought her ColorJoy Stole. It’s about one or two rows from completion, she may just need to bind off and that could be it! She has really stuck to it and it really is just a beautiful fabric for her. The colors up close are almost reflective, they remind me of a peacock feather but not as dark. Congratulations, Marti! Make sure to wear it in sometime when you don’t have needles in it, and we’ll get an even better photo!

Marti in StoleIt is wonderful to see how my night class has turned into quite a cohesive group of folks who enjoy one another. Even out of class! I had about ten of my students between the two classes, who came out to my Alterra’s concert last Thursday. And tonight we got an invitation to join a potluck which is mostly someone’s Tai Chi class end-of-year gathering. It’s really a great group of folks!

I have no computer classes to teach now (on Mondays, anyway) until the second week of September. I’m not sure I know what to do with all that freedom. I will miss my students who are turning into friends (as often happens with adults). But I do have a few adventures up my sleeve, and I’ll enjoy those for a while instead, I guess.

Photos: 1)Flowers from students Dolly and Bea. 2&3)Hats and rughooked piece by Elaine. 4)Marti in her (so-close-to-finishing-it-squeaks)ColorJoy Stole.