Bummer. Nobody signed up for my hand piecing/quilting class this month, so it got cancelled.
Well, that’s disheartening.
The LQS says it’s hard to get a class in August because school’s about to start and people are getting in their last time with kids and grandkids, so it’s not that surprising.
But, I was in the shop yesterday and picked up my class sample, above, and there was a lady that just gushed about how cute it was and asked if I was going to teach it as a class and I said yes and that it was a hand piecing, hand quilting class and she got downright rude and got loud enough for the whole store to hear her…
“yuck. I won’t be doing that. And, you wouldn’t want me in a hand class anyway. You wouldn’t want me in your class.”
You know, it is sometimes very lucky that I am slow to the draw. Oh, sure, it means I make a ton of mistakes and have trouble getting the most out of my interactions with people, but it also saved me from telling her that she was probably right, I wouldn’t want her in my class.
We’re trying to teach Sydney the lesson that just because you think something, doesn’t mean you have to say it. If only that lady’s parents had taken a bit more time teaching that lesson to her.
(Random thought: My 8th grade English teacher used to call it “bad breeding”. My, how the world has changed. I would never think to say something like that anymore. Though, as I remember it, it wasn’t an uncommon saying in…let’s say, around 1975-ish???)
Instead of responding to the lady, I just smiled at the LQS owner that was getting me the sample and moved on out of the store. I plan to hand quilt it soon and then piece another in 30’s repro and use them together as class samples…and get my good hand pieced and quilted quilt back home. I was caught off guard when I let them take that one as a class sample, just after it was finished.
See, there’s where being dull witted worked against me. I guess it’s true; to every thing there is both good and bad.
Be well. Lane