Saturday marked an auspicious occasion here in our little corner of the world. My friends Tracy Beaky and Laura Scappatici hosted the first ever Mamas Make it Happen Day of Inspiration at Twin Ponds Healing Center. Let me say, it was fabulous! These two happenin' mamas created a wonderful, inspirational day which we all got to share in and enjoy. It was amazing!
I got to host my first knitting workshop and had eight lovely women join me to learn to knit, or work on a work in progress. What fun! We only had an hour so it was fast! Can you believe that ALL the newbies were casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off that fast? They were incredible! And one of those lovely ladies was knitting for the rest of the day and made a teeny little scarf. Then she promptly cast on to start a little dishcloth...how completely gratifying for the teacher! Another participant brought her work that she was stumped on and I helped her fix it...What an honor to be asked for help! And yet another got so excited when she learned to yarn over that she was almost in tears feeling like she had made an enormous jump in her skill level...Well she did, and it was fabulous to watch it happen! And to hear them say things like 'wow, this is easy!' and "I did it!" was just joyous to extremes! I thank each and every one of those ladies for a wonderful experience.
Speaking of teaching, this was a nice way to remind myself how much I like teaching. I forget that even though I had difficulty fitting into the school system, that teaching itself was rewarding and fun most of the time. It was so nice to spend a little time with a whole other piece of myself!
Check out the fabulous mamas of Mamas Make It Happen at their website!