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Monday, May 26, 2008

Mossman Bag Workshops

Had a great drive up to Mossman last Wednesday. The weather was magical but camera was in the back of the car and was too lazy, plus pushed for time, to stop and take pics. The view from the lookout at the top of the range was awesome BUT will get pics next time. Had a great time and the ladies in the workshops enjoyed La Fine della Strada (translates to "the end of the road" in Italian) and I actually managed to take some pics of some of the finished bags! It's great fun changing the applique on each person's bag to match their fabrics. Makes everything more individual. I have a lovely 11 year old in the class who is so keen and LOVES pink! LOL Her Mum comes with her but really, Gillian does most of the work and Mum just is their to guide and also is a help to me as often have beginners in the workshop so they need more guidance. I find them exhausting as the Wednesday night one doesn't generally finish until close to midnight and the Thursday "morning" one never ends until at least 3!!! I know, I know....but like the women to be happy and to feel they've achieved so happy to stay. Must admit that the drive home late in the afternoon is tiring and I generally don't seem to do much on the Friday. My age is showing! Maree, the lady in the white shirt comes to the workshop from Cow Bay which requires a fair drive plus a car ferry across the Daintree. She's a hoot and great fun. Young Gillian is a great kid too and converses with adults really well. She's showing her bag from the first workshop too - you can really see she loves pink! Cathy is one of the owners of the shop and her bag done with the coffee fabrics was a lot of fun. She says it's for her to take when she goes for coffee but you can imagine that owning a shop she very seldome gets to play ladies and go for a coffee. :) Until next time, Happy Stitching!

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