You might have noticed that it’s been a long time since my last post (although, I hadn’t realized quite how long myself). Our poor Stars has had quite a run of health issues, including a visit to the doggie ER, so I’m only just now getting back some sort of blogging free time. (For a bit there I was doing around the clock meds and monitoring.) Not complaining though, because he’s doing well now and we came close to losing him, only a few issues to work on, so it’s all good and he continues to improve back to his mischievous self. I did, after a bit, continue to work on sewing projects (two quilts, a skirt, a dress and some toys) which I’ll show off later and watched a few of my Craftsy classes (full reviews later) in an effort to distract myself from worrying over Stars (I think he appreciated the break from constant checking so that he could sleep). I also decided that while it was super hot weather I would rearrange my entire room and move lots of heavy stuff around (no wonder Stars thinks I’m crazy!). But, I can fill you in on those things later, right now I just wanted to check in with you all, because. . .
. . . there’s a great sale going on over at Craftsy right now–up to 50% off of classes! (Oh, how they know my weakness! Did you see that Alison Smith teaches two couture classes? And that Suzy Furrer has a new patternmaking class on sleeves? Be still my heart.) Probably wondering what to sign up for, so many choices, so I have a few suggestions. I recently finished watching two quilting classes: Playing with Curves by Ann Petersen and Finishing School: Edges & Bindings by Mimi Dietrich. Both are fabulous and will get you excited about those areas of quilting. Both are beginner friendly, but still interesting for those with some experience in quilting. Or, maybe you’re looking into some sewing classes? I recently finished watching Suzy Furrer’s Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper which was fabulous (still watching the Bodice Sloper one, which is also wonderful) and am also about to start re-watching Pam Howard’s The Classic Tailored Shirt class as I need to make some new shirts and its been awhile since I watched the first half.
So which ones am I considering? Well, in sewing, I’ve narrowed it down to Suzy Furrer’s Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves, both of Alison Smith’s Couture classes, Steffani Lincecum’s Coatmaking Techniques (I really do need a dress coat) and the one by Sara Alm on sewing sheer fabrics. In quilting, there’s a precision piecing class by Norah McMeeking, a foundation piecing by Carol Doak, and Sarah Fielke’s class. I’m also sure I’d love some of those classes on free motion quilting too. They’ve also got a couple in the cooking section that have drool worthy images that make me hungry just thinking about it—I mean Thai food, Mexican street food, Italian pasta, so yummy—who doesn’t want to learn to cook any and all of that (or order take out if you live near a decent restaurant which I currently do not). Anyway, there’s a lot to choose from, so I hope you’ll treat yourself to a class whether it’s for something you are currently working on or something you’ve always wanted to learn. If you’ve enjoyed any of the classes I’m considering for myself, I’d love to hear your opinion—might help me make up my mind.
In the interest of full disclosure: the above banner/links are affiliate links (which is why I didn’t put links to all the other classes mentioned, no need to overwhelm you). I appreciate the support when you use them, but if you aren’t comfortable with that, you can also go to their site on your own and still see the sale.