This is a much overdue recap of the whirlwind 5 days I spent in Moscow at the end of September. I had been invited to attend the Moscow Craft Exhibition by the Melissa Frances Russian distributor. I was scheduled to teach 2 classes at the exhibition and 1 class at a local shop (before heading to Ekaterinburg to teach more classes at a shop there.) This was a return visit to Russia for me, I had been in 2009 (also to teach scrapbooking workshops) and LOVED both the city and the beautiful Russian people I met. So, I was excited to return.
My hosts absolutely spoiled me by taking me to fabulous cafes and restaurants and showing me the sights of the town. One night, after teaching, they even surprised me with an outing to the world famous Bolshoi theater to watch "La Sonnambula" opera - which was wonderfully preformed!
After the exhibition, I taught a workshop at a local Moscow craft store and I had the youngest student I've ever had in that class - the little daughter of the shop owner. She was a sweetie, very well behaved and was REALLY into helping me with my giveaways during class.
It seemed like I had barely arrived, when it was time to leave Moscow for Ekaterinburg. A special thank you to Anastasia, who did most of the organization for my trip, Nadya who made me feel very welcome while taking me here, there and everywhere while showing off her city to me, and Christina who did an awesome job translating my workshop.
Do svidaniya Moscow, until next time...