This morning I was at Stitch Lab teaching a class...to one student. That might seem like a bit of a bummer, but, in actuality, a couple things made it otherwise.
The first thing that made today's class into an opportunity was the fact that teaching one student means that I can sew along with that student. Once I give instruction, there's really no reason why I shouldn't work on a project too. In fact, it makes for a more social class. We sew. We talk. We sew some more.
Knowing that I only had one student, I came prepared with a project in mind. I also brought some fabric, though, truth be told, I am at Stitch Lab, and could purchase yards and yards worth of great fabric. Instead, I decided to rely on the fabric I brought with maybe a supplement or two from the communal scrap box we keep at the lab.
The other thing that made this morning's class so wonderful was the student herself. Now, most students are super enthusiastic and fun, but this gal was all that and an amazing inspiration as a person. She works for Green Doors and helps folks who are homeless "achieve independent living." Just listening to her talk about the work she does with children and adults who are struggling just to be and sensing the real love she has for the people she encounters was enough to make for a beautiful morning. Add some sewing to that and...people, we have nirvana.