Friday, 12 December 2014

Farewell!

Last night saw the end of my classes!  I've been teaching and running my own business for 5 years, but it's time for a wee break and to explore some new things.

I was hoping for a regular night of supporting my ladies, selling fabric and then sneaking home quietly!

Boy, was I in for a shock!

A good friend had sneakily organised a surprise party for me half way through the evening, and invited many more friends and classmates to join in the fun!!!

Farewell party! Dec'14

There were gifts, cards, donuts & a fabulous cake!

Farewell party! Dec'14

I was completely over-whelmed and touched by the thoughtfulness and well wishes of all these lovely friends!  There really aren't the words!

Thank you, thank you my lovely friends for being so teachable, caring, funny and inspiring!  It has been a privilege and a pleasure to contribute in a small way to your unending talent and creativity!

I will miss you all.  Keep sewing & making wonderful things!

Today my dad and I cleared out the classroom, brought all the bolts, equipment and samples back home!  The end of an era!

And as if the past 24 hours wasn't emotional enough, look who got back home tonight!

Shannon home! Dec'14

So tomorrow the Christmas decorations will go up (& to quote my 2 younger daughters, 'fiiiiiiiinnnnaaaallllyyyyy!') and some serious family time and spoiling of children will begin!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Jude xo


18 comments:

  1. Sounds like some exciting times ahead and some very satisfying ones behind. Enjoy time with your lovely daughters.

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  2. How wonderful that they gave you a lovely party, I am sure that they are going to miss your classes and all, but also wish you some time to rest and regroup. I hope you have a lovely time with all your kids back home too.

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  3. Sorry I couldn't make it over for your big night -haven't quite mastered the art of being in three places at once, managed two but the third is still eluding me! Anyway, thank you for all of your time and energy and patience. May this break be all that you need it to be.

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  4. Sort I didn't make it over tonight! Thanks for all your teaching, we will miss your classes so much!! I bet you didn't have much fabric left its all so pretty. X

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  5. You are such a loved individual, the party looks wonderful. Have a blessed weekend with all your girls x

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  6. I hope many of your lovely ladies follow you to pastures new. Enjoy everything Christmas brings your way my friend xxx

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  7. Sounds like you got the evening you deserved.
    Have a wonderful family Christmas and embrace 2015 for all it's worth.xx

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  8. Oh wow what an amazing goodbye and a stunning cake. Glad your big girl is home safe for Christmas. Have a wonderful time.

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  9. What a wonderful way to end something! Have a nice time decorating for Christmas :)

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  10. A wonderful end to a new beginning!!
    Merry Christmas!

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  11. An emotional time all round then! Best wishes for your new ventures, I am sure they will be successful. Great to have the family all home too.

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  12. Wonderful! I know you will miss them, but, onward and upward! Looking forward to seeing what happens next!

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  13. Absolutely wonderful. Have a great time all together now. x

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  14. Happy New Beginnings...I hope blogging about your adventures, discoveries and continued creativity will still be part of your scope.

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  15. Good to see you were appropriately spoiled, have great fun on your new ventures!

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  16. Wow such a lovely surprise! Lovely photos too. Have a great Christmas holiday :)

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  17. How wonderful!! Good luck in your new job(s) in 2015 - I'm sure lots of your ladies will be following you!

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  18. You deserved it, Judith! Looking forward to hearing your adventures going forward!

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