We also learned how to use a HERA MARKER and some sandpaper to make bias strips to use for the long stems. We learned how to stitch bias strips as well but my sewing machine lives in a closet, unfortunately so I opted for the hand made bias strips. I also learned WHY bias strips are called bias strips and how when fabric is cut on an angle not on the grain, it's stretchy. I know that's very basic but I never had much sewing instruction in my younger days.
I packaged Block 1 and 2 supplies in little baggies, labeled them and tucked them into my carry on bag - no way was I going to trust all this cutting to the checked baggage!
And off I went to the airport for my plane ride!