I am taking Karen Ruane's summer class which started last week. It is a sit and sew type thing rather then an actual class. You can follow along with Karen and make what she is making or do your own thing while picking up ideas from her. This is nice and casual. So far she has made a sampler of various stitches and started a cloth which will be made into a pouch for her daughter who is being married in Sept. It will be used to present her with some small gifts they want to buy her.
Here is my sampler so far. There will be one more row of stitching at the top. This could be made into a small pouch or bag.