OK, to clarify my pet "you guys" peeve, I honestly don't mind if a friend is talking and calls a group of us "you guys". It's casual conversation so it's ok, but It's entirely different than a business or formal interaction. For me, anyway.
And because I'm feeling persnickety, I wish that people in the service industry would stop saying, "Not a problem" when you ask them for something. SO annoying. It makes me want to keep asking them things until they finally say, "Well...oh my. That is a problem." What's wrong with simply saying "yes"? Or "certainly". Heck, one time a waiter in Miami said, "Si senora" to me and I almost melted with joy! I wouldn't go so far as to insist on the Chick-fil-A mantra "It's my pleasure", but even that's infinitely better than "Not a problem".
While I still don't have anything to show you from the weekend's class, I can share a link with you. Donna over at Needleworker Not in Paradise took the same class in 2010. Here's her finish. And now that I'm looking more closely at Donna's version, I see how she added some personalization using two initials, simply by twisting them together. Way to go Donna! Only room for one initial? Feh! Donna solved that problem! So you can see the beautiful stitching in my future!