A NEW SEGMENT OF MY TEACHING JOURNEY
I am excited to share with you my quilting journey back to teaching. I have joined a group of artists with very diverse talents to offer classes at Create and Googh, a unique studio located in Graham, Washington. . For those interested in this new venture, please check out the website of https://www.CreateandGogh.com.
BUSINESS WOES – A TIME OF LEARNING
I had done my homework researching local interest, success of similar businesses, competitive pricing, and available locations within my business budget. Encouraged to forage ahead, I decided to open a sewing school in 2014. For a new business in a wrong location, I made the decision to close the doors one year after opening. Defeat is something I don’t give into easily. Determined to keep teaching, I took my business on the road. I went to the home or meeting place of the students, providing one on one instruction or group instruction. A unique approach for teaching caught on for awhile.
UNEXPECTED TEST OF GRAVITY
Along came December 2018. In a split second, the next 12 months were going to be a challenge I would like to have not taken on my life journey. An unplanned step off the edge of a high curb putting me prone on the sidewalk was not expected. An MRI confirmed the suspicion of a second podiatrist – fracture, free floating chip of bone, ligaments stretched beyond self repair and a damaged tendon.
HEALING SLOWLY – A TEST OF PATIENCE
My left ankle required surgery May 31, 2019. Weeks turned into months as the healing process was taking place. I guess now is a good time to admit I am not a patient person. Today I do enjoy some pain free days, interrupted by arthritic discomfort. Heck of a time to find out I developed arthritis in my big toe which would haunt me if on my feet too long!
2020 – RE-ENTRY TO TEACHING
Now in 2020, I’m ready to move on and am eager to teach again! Unplanned, I went to Create and Gogh to see what they were all about and a working relationship evolved. Somethings are met to be! See the class schedule at https://www.facebook.com/pg/StitcherMade/events/