Our daily routine here is scheduled by the bells in the tower. Bells for the call to early morning masses, bells for lunch and bells in the evening...74 bells in the evening, I might add! After a few days, I scarcely hear the bells anymore, as they have become a part of our daily life.
The jewel in the crown of the colony is St. Peter's Cathedral. Yes, a cathedral right here in the middle of Muenster (population 212) which doubles in size when the Sttitches Confernece is on!!!
Benedict founded the order of Benedictine monks, which owns the monastery and all the lands around here.
I teach bra-making here, not in the cathedral of course, but in St. Peter's College which is on the monastic grounds! This year we have had a 3 day bra retreat as well as the regular 8 days of other bra classes. That means the students can work on whatever they want but I am here to help them with it. It's a great opportunity for students to get some of those more challenging bra designs sewn up and fitted.
One student decided to cover foam cups with a stretch silk fabric. I never recommend woven fabrics - (just because it says "stretch" doesn't mean it is a knit) but she was determined! Since woven fabrics won't stretch enough to cover the cup seamlessly, we had to add small gathers to the bottom half.
She did 2 nice neat roll over edges and that was no mean feat using woven fabric! But the plan also incLudes lace over the bottom half to cover the gathered area...something like this.
Abby life, Bra-making and Cathdrals - the ABCs of life here at the Stitches Conference. So once again, I am grabbing life by the bells, and a more heavenly place, I can't imagine!