Saturday, January 7, 2012
Yesterday we visited some old friends for a lovely relaxed lunch outside.
Our friends are recently retired and I had encouraged Carol to take up some embroidery. We had spent some time discussing ribbon embroidery: I sent her home with some ribbon, hoop. needles etc and The ABC of Ribbon Embroidery and I was pleased to hear that she had enrolled in a local class' You can imagine how disappointed I was to learn that she had found the whole experience really discouraging. The "ladies" in the class had been together for many years and didn't make any attempt to welcome two newbies. I have attached a pic of what Carol had been doing in the class: her comment was that it was no where near good enough! She felt quite intimidated by comments that were made and says she will never be good enough to do any form of embroidery.
What is it about some people that they cannot encourage others?
I intend to stretch and frame this piece and give it back to Carol - it is good work and she should be proud.