WOW!! It is an absolutely gorgeous day here in the Shenandoah! The sun is shining and the sky is blue...what a glorious day!
We are in the middle of Fine Arts Week at school and I showcased my "Hidden Talent" today. I displayed four framed pieces as well as two unframed pieces and three works in progress. On the tables I also placed several sampler books and quite a few SANQ magazines for them to look at. The "Hidden Talent" Showcase was before lunch and there were several different staff "hidden talents" ranging from needlework (yours truly) to quilting, dancing, and drawing.
In the room where I was stationed I set up my framed and WIP pieces. I was not sure what to expect but I am pleased to report that the kids were amazing! Of the 35 students that attended about three wanted to learn how to cross stitch! And while not all students wanted to learn how to cross stitch, ALL of them were interested, respectful, well-behaved and asked great questions. I was absolutely thrilled! And while that may not sound like a lot, where I work, it is. I teach in an adolescent mental/behavioral hospital. Summon the worst language and behaviors you can think of and my students have probably done them....twice...at least! So to see the kids interested and RESPECTFUL of my hobby was a blessing. My heart is briming with pride today...I am so proud of my students! It is days like this that make me proud to be a teacher!
I could not snap any pics of my presentation but I did catch a few pictures of the art room before the kids came in...
The three students who would like to learn how to cross stitch will be able to use their art time to learn. Terry, the owner of Cross Stitch Station (my LNS,) DONATED aida cloth, needles and thread for the kids. I am so grateful and lucky to have such a wonderful LNS, and friend, close-by.
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments and emails about Fine Arts Week and my presentation. Your kind words mean more that you know! Until next time...Happy Stitching!