Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Two surprises in one week.

MY COBWEBPALACE has been making bags from my tutorial here
JUNKWILD made an advent after seeing this post.

Seriously, how cool is that?
I taught classes ( Gatherings) here in my home for many years.
All day events consisting of many projects, 
all supplies included and a sit down dinner.

My favorite part was seeing students get excited about a
 project and put their own special spin to it. 
This is a pic from the advent class a couple years ago.
(We made much more than just the advent)
yep, we just push all the furniture aside in my 
living room and we go to town.

Maybe it is time to resurrect the Gathering classes for 2011.
So local gals what do you think? Have some ideas?


Lis Bommarito said...

Awww, Suzan! Thank you so much for tha backlink, gosh! The Gathering?? Sit down meal? Making stuff?? Consider me local. I love your style and would love to meet that face to face sometime!


June said...

I think some of my favorite times were sitting in my kitchen with the ten or so women who took my painting classes every Tuesday night. We had such a blast! I remember one time when I was expecting Landon (about eight months along) and I rested my canvas on my stomach to demonstrate a technique and Landon kicked it clear across the kitchen. Some of the ladies remind me of that all the time. We had the best laugh.

Vicki said...

I try to craft with my best girls as often as possible. It still amazes me how different each of our projects will turn out even though we started with the same vision. Go for it! Get teaching again.

Tammy said...

Suzan- Thanks ever so much for a link back to my blog!
My Advent Calendar is staying up all year...I love it so much! I'm sure those classes you taught were a blast...if I were local I'd be at every one you held! I used to teach acrylic painting classes
(way back when) I just want to have time to paint myself!
Whatever you will be great...and I'll be wishin' I was there! Thanks for all for all the if I could just be as organized as you...maybe next year!
Happy Holidays

Bead and Needle said...

Some familiar faces AND some familiar backs (not to mention the top of Wendi's head!) - they can turn, but they can't hide. Maybe I will be in town this time around! Have a wonderful rest of the week, Z

Theresa said...

That is a great week! I wish I lived closer, I would love to take any class with you! Still no advent board for me, maybe I can just do the 12 days of Christmas this year! Theresa xoxo

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Sounds lie a great plan Suzan! You do inspire people!

LOVE the photo!

happy day!

Razmataz said...

I definitley think you should resume your classes.

I would love to do some clay tags like you see on some blogs. I am going to give it a go this weekend, but I would much prefer to do it at your house with the company of other women and a lovely supper!

Jacqueline said...

Suz...wish I was a local...what fun we could have!

erin said...

how cool? very cool! sign me up! looks like a blast and i have the readers too! hey, am i hearing music (or is that the little voices in my head, so, dinner too? i'll be right over.......

Anonymous said...

Wish I was a 'local gal'! This looks wonderful!
Happy day to you, z!

Honey at 2805 said...

After commenting on one of your posts a couple of days ago, I came back for a really good look around :). I admire your creativity and humor. Looking forward to all your future posts.

Beatnheart said...

driving to Nevada in my mind.

time worn interiors said...

I wish I was local, I would love to attend one of your classes! Guess what I actually did a post today, pics and all! I'm so proud of myself! But i'm sure I will have some questions later! Thank you so much for your help, you are sweetheart!

Carole said...

Oh how I wish I could join in. I miss my altered group.....some of those girls were wicked talented.
Did that come out Bostonian?....haha


Kathy said...

I would love to take a class from you and live local!