The lovely owner Ellen had manage to make the classroom in an empty store next door to hers which was a fabulous space. Bit of a panic when we couldn't get the electricity to work, but Saturday got off to a fabulous start.
At the end of a long but satisfying day, I left Mini Me in charge of the equipment.
Ellen was putting the finishing touches to the cleaning up
And Ali the Elf was creating a fabulous storage place for all her organising.
Sunday dawned all too soon and we were off again.
He he, look at this the whole class and me, silently engrossed in drawing the couture.
Even Ali was concentrating hard, she didn't notice me even when I was this close.!!
I seemed to cause a bit of a stir every time I ventured outside, not quite sure why!!
At the end of a long day teaching and packing up for the return journey, isn't it fabulous to get into a hot bath and comfortable bed?
That's if you can actually get back in the room.!!
Well its been a really adventurous year, where I have travelled the world to teach in umpteen places. I have flown thousands of miles, packed and unpacked cases more than I care to remember, taught so many wonderful women each with their own story to tell, seen the inside of hotel rooms more than my own bedroom, been patted down so many times in airports that I now look forward to it and I have had a blast. Its hard work, its tiring, its a strain being away from home and family and I often wonder if I am getting too old for all this malarky, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
Thank you each and everyone of you who I have met along the way, You have all enhanced my life and reassured me that it is all worthwhile.
To all of you, I salute you and raise a glass to 2014 and the next adventures.
In the mean time , I won't be resting on my laurels… I have classes to teach in my own studio, oodles of samples to make for CHA, preview classes to sort, dresses to make, dancing to be danced and most of all time spent with the love of my life, the gorgeous Maisie Lilly..
As tomorrow is the 1st of December I will be once again participating in Dressember. Nothing unusual there as I don't wear anything but dresses, in fact its all I own…But I will be wear a different dress each day and documenting them here on the blog and on the Dylusions Facebook page. Why don't you join me ??