Thursday, May 10, 2007

Q and A for our "Finishing School for Ladies"...

1) What if I fall behind in the schedule or what if I'm out of town a week or two?

This is a fun project. No one will be grading you and no one will be checking up on you to make sure that you finish all the "assignments". Of course, if you have a blog, we'd love it if you'd do at least one post per week the subject that we're all studying that week. Perhaps, you might have something to share about the topic at hand, or, maybe, you'd like to describe what you're learning from reading the posts. Maybe, you'd even like to post photos of a completed project. Sharing will be part of the fun! But, do not worry if you don't have a blog or if, for some reason, you don't feel posts about the Finishing School will fit on your blog. If you simply prefer to read the posts n the "teacher's" blogs, that's fine.

At least for a time, we will archive all of the posts on a special blogger page just for the "Finishing School for Ladies". You will have the information to use for your own reference. You can also use this as a way to catch up if you have to miss a week or two.

Having said that, I will add that the more we all put into this, the more fun it will be for all of us. We do ask that you consider a goal of reading five posts a week for six to eight weeks before you begin the project. The more of us who stick with it, the more we can all encourage each other.

2) I'm already an experienced wife and mother. Will that matter?

Not at all. We will include something fun and instructive for everyone -- from pre-teens to great-grandmothers. I, myself, have been married for nearly 27 years. But, I am still looking forward to learning new things and to polishing old skills.

3) What costs will be involved?

There may be a few projects which would require you to use supplies that you have on hand or to buy some new ones. When we draw up a list of supplies, we will try to keep budget considerations in mind. If you like, you can skip a project, or you can print out the instructions to do at a later time.

We also may list suggested resources for anyone who would like to study a topic in more depth. Perhaps, you will be able to find many of these in your local library.



Faerieeva said...

Hello, Elizabeth,
thank you for getting back to me. I would be interested in teaching etiquette, embroidery or hospitality and gift giving. I do however have something else I would like to talk to you and Emma about in connection with this project. Could you or Emma email me at faerieeva at hotmail dot com?

Thank you,


magsmommy said...


When do you anticipate the Finishing School For Ladies will begin?

I can't wait to participate.


Tish said...

I can't wait to be apart of this !!! I am so excited :)


Anonymous said...

Here is another question: for those of us who don't have a blog, how would we keep in the loop?

Sherry said...

My first post here: This whole idea sounds fun, & I'm really looking forward to it. I'd like to get my 15yo DD involved, as well.

I'd like to be a student, and I can also volunteer to teach needlework of various kinds. Silk ribbon embroidery would be very enjoyable for everyone.

Here's an idea for keeping up with participants: use Mr. Linky like so many do for memes (like Frugal Friday at Biblical Womanhood).

For those who don't have blogs, just sign up here at Blogger. You could just use the blog for the classes if you don't want to post about anything else. And the new Blogger is really easy to use with absolute minimal knowledge of HTML.


Susan said...

I would love to participate in this! Could you send me the information? You can either leave a message on my blog or email me from the link on my blog.