Sunday, May 9, 2010

Control, There's a Problem

Well, of course, it wouldn't be normal to come up with some brilliant new endeavor and have everything work the way it's supposed to right from the start, now would it?  That's the human element.  We certainly do spend a lot of our life attempting to do things right the first time.......  Wonder what all else we could do if we weren't worried about appearing "perfect" all the time?  So, my apology for any confusion about the first class date here at the farm.
Come on out to my house on Saturday, June 5 for a class on my original handbag design "Precious Little Bag".  Our home is a lovely restored 1860 and 1880 log cabin nestled at the base of the rolling hills of NE Iowa on secluded road.  Just steps out of the front door is our artesian spring fed pond where sightings of eagles, herons, egrets and other water fowl is common.  This spring we have Mr. & Mrs. Fatbottom Goose visiting us with their 7 delightful little offspring.  Our location is beautiful, restful and inspiring. 

Sit on the front porch with a steaming mug of coffee or tea while savoring one of my delicious home made coffee cakes, or perhaps lunch will be served on the patio.  We eat healthy fresh foods here on the farm, and lunch might be one of my savory soups with a salad and crusty french bread, and a home made pie for dessert or some other culinary treat.  I do love to cook as well as quilt!  Our class will be held in my large dining room with plenty of room for six quilters.  You'll have access to the kitchen for a quick snack or another cup of tea.  You'll step back in time to enjoy a relaxed day of sewing that will be unique and memorable.

 Our project on Saturday will be this charming little handbag.  Your kit, which is included in the class price, will contain everything you need to complete the bag, rayon & silk brocade fabrics, ribbons, buttons & beads, lining & interlining, pattern and handle.

Also included in the class price is your beverages for the day (soda pop not included), snacks and lunch, as well as a small "thank you" gift for taking a class here at the farm!

You will be led through the construction of the bag with clear step-by-step demonstration.  Upon receiving payment of your class fee ($125.00), you will be mailed a packet containing directions to our farm as well as a wee bit of homework to be completed prior to the day of the class (cutting out your muslin interlining and fusing interfacings).  You should plan on arriving at the farm any time from 9am to 9:30am.  Class will begin promptly at 9:30!
Call Angela at 563-544-4480 with questions, or to reserve your space, or e-mail me at

With warm regards,

1 comment:

  1. Your home is lovely! I SURE HOPE YOU ARE NOT GETTING SICK OF ALL MY COMMENTS! Your blog is just 'speaking' to me today! LOL

    I am a member of TWO yahoo purse/tote/bag groups! I can't believe how much we have in common. I think your bag is beautiful! Just like your home and views!