Monday, October 29, 2012

Sewing Room Class is Huge Success

I have been so busy lately that I have not had a chance to check in with you all. Last week, I just returned home from Birmingham, Alabama where I taught a lovely group of ladies at the loveliest shop, the Sewing Room. My hosts Patsy and Billy Smith graciously invited me to teach not one, but two groups. The project they chose was from 1996, one of my very first class projects. Needless to say, the handout needed serious updating, which started me on a quest to revise ALL of my handouts and class project instructions. This is a serious undertaking, to say the least, but now that my schedule is not as frantic, (no Martha Pullen School) the timing is perfect. I also have been working on updating the graphics on my site, but that has been a lesson in patience and preservation. Of course, Jane is doing a ton of the work leaving me to the photos and photo banners.

Just because I'm not included on the schedule at the School of Art Fashion in Huntsville, doesn't mean I'm going away. Quite the contrary, as I now have the time to truly think again and I'm coming up with a ton of new ideas to share with you. For the time being, they will have to remain a mystery, but you will be the first to know when I'm ready to spill the beans.
Here I am with Patsy Smith, owner of the Sewing Room in Birmingham, Alabama.

Here are a bunch of students looking very intently at their tracings.

The Boudoir Bow Pillow class project. If you would like a kit or pattern of this project, please let us know at

Group 2 busy at work tracing their designs.


  1. Does this mean you wiil not have any futer classes @MP or is it just short term. My dream has been to attend mp and one of your classes. I did subscribe to your embroidery club.I live in Perth Western Australia xx Denise_Ann

  2. No, I will DEFINITELY be returning. In the meantime, I am holding my New Orleans Baby School in my studio. I have scheduled that event for June 2013. It's been a long time since I was in Australia, and my dream is to return to Beating Around the Bush sometime. Hopefully I will see you sometime in the future.

  3. I'm so happy to have taken classes with you @ MPSOAF over the past years. I miss the embroidery club, but, I'm now catching up on all the kits and patterns I've ordered. I'm working on the mermaid dress now and will post it when it is finished! <3