Sticken im Advent
This weekend, I had set up shop at the Klosterladen at Ettal Abbey. In the video below, you can see me and my good friend Kathrin working on the needlepoint church kneeler. Later in the day, a young man with his father and grandfather came along. The young lad had a go at embroidery and was really good at it!
Apart from demonstrating stitching a church kneeler, I chat quite a bit with the visitors. That's fun too. But the best part of my 'job' is to observe how people react to monks :).
couple: Are you a real monk?
monk: Do you want to touch? (stretches out an arm)
couple: Do you really live here?
couple: Where exactly?
monk: Oh, madam, I couldn't possibly tell you. I already have so many fans standing under my window at night!
And to prove that we not only laugh our socks off all day, here is a picture of process so far:
Do come along and add your stitches to our church kneeler. For dates and times, please visit the Coming Up page. Hope to see you at Klosterladen Ettal this Advent!
P.S. I ordered my church kneeler kit from www.churchkneelers.com
Oh, Catherine, it was just too good not to share!
Hi Jessica, Please add me to your newsletter list. Your work is lovely. I have a Dutch Facebook friend who lives in Amsterdam so hope she might find you. I shared your shop with my Facebook friends. Wishing you much success! Linda
Thank you Linda! I've just added you to my list.
Jessica, thank you for making me laugh :) These questions reminded me this summer when we (the choir that I belong) were asked: What order do you belong to? My first thought was to answer: mixed :D Alas, it was not a time and a place to joke like that... I am glad that you had such a nice day stitching and chatting.
Oh, Ange, that's hillarious too!
I suspect it is the only right way to deal with these kind of situations, Rachel! Can't wait to see what happens next week...
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