Jenny La Fleur
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slight disappointment

I got my CosCol limited class packet today. I'm pretty bummed by it's contents. I got into the garment district tour but I didn't get into Mela's bonnet class (I never do! It's not fair.) and I'm wait listed for the Fly Fringe class, which was the one class in the whole syllabus I was REALLY excited about. Mreh.

I got into the Make Friends with Your Thimble but honestly I think I'm going to pass my spot on to someone else. I'm been unsure of it all along and have been leaning towards a "no" ever since I mailed my sheet. Then I see on the sheet a little note about long nails having to be cut to wear the thimble.

Now I have long nails, I like long nails. I also happen to have nails that grow very fast so they are frankly a pain to keep short. It's why I gave up playing the guitar. So cutting them for the class? No problem. Am I going to keep my nails short so I can use a thimble on a regular basis? Heck no. So why am I taking a $50 class to learn how to use one? I think I'll pass thanks.

Good news is my Saturday afternoon is free now to take some unlimited classes I kinda wanted to, like bauhaufrau's costuming for dolls. If I'd known all this would happen I would have signed up for the limited Dyeing Feathers with Kool-Aid. But then again it runs until 4pm and I've learned from experience taking a class that late on Saturday makes dressing for the gala crazier. So maybe it's all for the best.

Deep down I know the bottom line is that no matter what classes I did or didn't get into CosCol isn't about the classes. It's about the people, the comradeship, the laughter, the late night gab sessions and all the inspiration. The classes are just icing on an already amazingly delicious cake.

Okay enough rambling and escapism from the commission... back to the grind!


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rebecca817 From: rebecca817 Date: May 26th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC) (link)

I know what you mean...

I was a little disappointed because I only made it into the heirloom sewing class, none others but at the same time, I'm sure there are plenty of other classes for me to attend that I'll enjoy just as much and someone said there's a tearoom close to the hotel that needs to be explored....hmmmm
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 26th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: I know what you mean...

Yeah, looks like there are lots of interested unlimited classes this year. Not that I go to a lot of classes anyway. I get to talking with someone and lose track of time more often than not! :>
rebecca817 From: rebecca817 Date: May 26th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: I know what you mean...

Ummm, did you get your macaroon recipe off the web or from another source? I've been looking but am so undecided. I did try Nigella Lawson's Chocolate macaroons but either I need to add more powdered sugar or this is how they're supposed to be anyways. They spread like a regular cookie. I have been doing research but since you like your recipe, I was hoping to use it too....
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 27th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC) (link)

Re: I know what you mean...

You know I totally forgot to post about that didn't I? I'm sorry! I've just made a post with the recipes I use here:
joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: May 26th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC) (link)
That's crazy that you should have short nails to use a thimble. I have at least 1/4" of nail beyond the finger, and I use a thimble all the time - can't sew without one. I have never heard that most of my professional sewing friends have long nails - how else do you pick up beads, thread, needles etc?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 26th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC) (link)
Good point on the picking up of needles and things. Nails are handy things!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: May 26th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC) (link)
I've taken to just signing up for the one class I really want. The only one I signed up for was fly fringe, so I fully expect to get in. And to share what I learn :)

Still, I hope you get in!

The mail wasn't here when I checked it. I should go now but I've feeling exceptionally lazy...

But the last thing you said? Totally the point of Costume College!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 26th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah looking back on it that is what I should have done... I got distracted by all the other possibilities and didn't realize how little I cared about the other classes in the end. It really sucked to get my third choice out of 3 too - first time that has happened.

The thought of you getting in makes me feel better I have to say as I know you will share. :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: May 27th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC) (link)
:( That sucks!

I have gotten my packet yet, but you know if I get into anything you didnt get into, I'll be happy to share!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 27th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! :>
vanityfairy From: vanityfairy Date: May 27th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC) (link)
What determines which classes you get into? It seems like it's a lottery...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 27th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC) (link)
It sort of is a lottery.

You get to sign-up for 4 unlimited classes but CosCol only guarantees that you get into one class, and if possible, one tour.

What exactly the criteria are for deciding which classes a member gets into I'm not sure but I know that some preference is given based on the order in which they are received (so getting your sheet in as soon as possible is good.)

There are also wait-lists for each class but you aren't guaranteed a spot on the wait lists either. Like I was wait-listed for one class while I was completely out of luck on another.
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