Had a good Saturday - even though I am supposed to remain inactive and keep my foot elevated and not walk, I decided that I could not let my students down and managed to make it through Japanese embroidery class as scheduled.
Many of you want me to post my Japanese embroidery pieces here - maybe one day I will .... but for now I wanted to share one of my student's pieces.
She has had some difficult 'life challenges' to overcome and it is difficult to find the 'quiet' to work with filament silk and figure out new techniques when the mind and heart are elsewhere.
I am thankful for the opportunity to show my small group of students some of the intricacies of this technique as I have understood them; thankful that they put up with all my persnickety quirks and that they strive to do the best job they possibly can at that moment in time and that even though we are all seriously engaged in learning techniques, we all still manage to have fun and share laughs and learn from each other's experiences!
Life is so rich because of all the little details!
She persevered and here is her triumphant result: