Purls of Wisdom

30 Hours, 1,560 Miles and 12 States | Handwork Camp is Moving On

Posted by Julia Yosen on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 @ 08:19 AM

It was bittersweet packing up on Friday June 29th, our last day of camp at Parish Episcopal School.  Alisha and I had just finished three phenomenal weeks of teaching Handwork and Machine Sewing Camp.  Altogether, we taught over 115 campers the joys of knitting, sewing, embroidery, etc., we met and worked with a wonderful group of new staff members, Miss Mariam, Miss Coco, Miss Sophia, Mr. Manny, and Miss Jasmine and hope to now be able to grow our roots in Dallas with these newly experienced staff members.  

One of the hardest goodbyes was to our Dallas host family. They took us in and treated us as their own, really no words can express the care and warmth of staying with the Sander's family.  But as the saying goes all good things must come to an end...  Well, not really an end but the first chapter of Handwork Studio Road Tour has been successfully completed and now we are ready to turn the page.  By that I mean hop in the trusty HandworkMobile and head east to Avalon, NJ.     

Packing the Van

This marathon drive has now become apart of The Handwork Studio Road Tour tradition.  Last year Miss Alisha and I had 1 1/2 days to get from Colorado to Avalon, NJ. This year our drive is slightly shorter, we expect it only to take us a little more than one complete day.  To make this work Miss Alisha and I tag team the effort.  One of us drives  and the passenger is obligated to entertain, rest up for the next driving shift, watch for cows (this is Miss Alisha's deal),
Cow spottingand find interesting places to stop to stretch our legs.   

We literally do this around the clock, we only stop for, as I mentioned before, cows, changing drivers, food, and to look at something interesting, and maybe the occassional hail storm that threatens to break your windshield.  To see more of our findings along the road you can check out our facebook page and see our Road Tour Due East album.  In the meantime, Miss Alisha and I are excited to head to Avalon, NJ to starting the next chapter!


Happy Trails!

Miss Julia 


Tags: Road Tour 2012, Summer Camp