Don’t get excited. I haven’t started this weeks’ stitch yet. However, I thought you might like to have a look at the stitches I’ve put up on my blog just now…found in an old magazine dated 1928.
high speed internet connection is recommended so that people can download lessons easily. Some people have taken the classes without high speed connections and have said in the forums its just takes longer but they seemed quite happy. Since I have high speed myself I have no idea how their connection may have effected their enjoyment of the class and I have a feeling that those who were not happy might not complain to me.
So all I can honestly say is that people with lower speeds have taken the class in the past and I have not had complaints but I am sure it would effect forum interaction and thier fun level – as with anything else online speed counts unfortunately
I only have dial-up and have done both Personal Library of Stitches and Sumptuous Surfaces workshops. It just takes longer to download the lessons (For PLOS I just downloaded about 6am when it was a little quicker; for Suptuous Surfaces I was usually up when the lessons were just loaded and did that at 1.30 am but if I wasn’t awake it was a much more respectable 6am.) It did take longer to check the individual photos on blogs and Flickr sites but I just tried to do so every day, so it never became overwhelming.
Just go for it! It really is time, effort and money very well spent!
I am still stitching … although I am a few weeks behind right now (more behind than I have been all year) – but I am going on a quilting retreat the weekend after this one, and we can only take hand sewing/etc (machines are not allowed) so I plan to catch up with my stitching then (that is the only reason why I let myself get a few weeks behind) … I am way behind with blogging the stitches though – hopefully I will get caught up with that soon … I keep promising to do that “in the next few days” but life tends to get in the way of spending too many hours blogging.
disorganised in Dunlop (a suburb of Canberra, Australia)