I know I have mentioned this before, but there are times when I feel quite isolated out here in the Czech Republic. I mainly sew alone and whilst I have a couple of sewing friends, Jitka and Vera, they are about 100 kms away, so it's not easy to meet up. The blogs I read seem to be full of reports of little sewing groups, patchwork meetings, classes and exhibitions and I feel so jealous.
Well today I think I have ended all that. I was very happy when I read in the local paper that there would be a patchwork class in the gallery in town this weekend. It was for beginners, but hey, if there's a chance to meet other quilters, improve my czech, and make friends, I'm not going to turn it down. I think I can safely say, I did all three.
I was all packed up early this morning, ready to go like the first day at school! Excited but really nervous.
There were 9 of us and as it happens, we made a block that I've always wanted to try and never done, a windmill block, or flic-flak as we czech's call it! The fabrics were all provided, so maybe not what I would normally choose, but I think not too bad
Here we are all at work
And another couple of blocks
We are meeting again in March, and they have even swapped the day so that I can go! How about that then. But the funniest thing, and one that had Gordon rolling in the aisles, is that some of the girls have persuaded me to go to belly dancing classes!! I can't believe I said yes, but you have to take the chances that present themselves! I will let you know how I get on, but be sure, there will be NO PHOTOS!