But with a good reason!
Craftsy had all their classes running for free all day today! There were a few I have been wanting to see but couldn’t spend the money on them and, well,
I just couldn’t pass up free now could I?
Hope you will forgive me. My new post will be published tomorrow!
13 thoughts on “Excuses, excuses…”
You are not alone. I caught a couple of classes while I was quilting, laptop on the table in front of me. I learned a couple of useful new things, so it’s all good.
Which classes? I watched these:
>>>Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
with Jacquie Gering I really enjoy her classes!
>>>Machine Quilting in Sections: Strategies for Any Quilt with Marti Michell. I have read how you do it on your blog and now the class has cemented the technique for me. I look forward to trying it now. 🙂
I watched Heritage Hand Quilting with Andi Pereja, and part of Pixelated Quilts with Caro Sheridan. I find it very hard to know in advance whether I’ll find a course useful, so much seems to be introduction, tools and things I’m not very interested in, and the actual meat of the business is quite a short segment in the middle. So these freebies were a great way to sample things I’m interested in.
“I find it very hard to know in advance whether I’ll find a course useful”
True! I watched a real dud yesterday, and I actually love the man’s quilting work and his quilt tour videos on Youtube. However, he is not teacher material.
I so agree. I often have high hopes, but so many video tutorials are just plain dull, with monotonous voices trotting out things I know like the back of my own hand as if they were precious gems of wisdom. I must be easily annoyed, I suppose!
LOL, you are not easily annoyed, you just have more skill on the back of your hand than most who watch these videos. Like the quilt as you go one I watched for instance. I knew much of what she had to teach because I picked it up from you. However, there were a few more techniques that she had in her video that helped to round out my gleaned knowledge… But personality is a plus in these vids. She was just a bit too saccharine for me.
Don’t you find they can be an unfortunate i mix of wooden and wordy? I often feel like saying “Just show me the technique/process/ (insert relevant issue), and stop yacking!”
Sure, why not? If it’s free and has value then of course take advantage of what ever is of interest.
Free is GOOD, enjoy!: j
I did, Deb!