This week has been crazy I have been keeping up on my reading however I haven’t been able to post anything until now.
I went to find my Grants for Kids Sewing class and poof it is gone! So I guess I don’t know how that works so thus I am posting a new.
Well Thanks to some great advice I am working on getting my grants slow going this week since I was busy with my girls. My Husband is AF and is now gone for a while so I have been playing single mom since July.
My girls are 5 and 10 and as I said before in other conversations my 10 year old Abigael is liking to sew and has some projects she is working on. We had no school on Thurs/Fri this week so I told Abigael she could have some girlfriends over for a sleepover so am I crazy or what 3 came by to spend Thursday night with us.
I had gotten that Sew Simple mag. the latest one and what caught my eye was that cute Corduroy purse on the front. Well I just had a thought since it was really easy. I asked Abigael if she thought the girls would like to make this when they come over and she said ya that would be fun. Well long story short, I was going to use it as my test to see how I would fair up really teaching the young ones to sew. And I think I passed!! yeah. I am going to sit down and right down things I need to improve and things I did right. Of course this was just a throw them in and sew type deal I didn’t really have a structure. I will go over my critiquing of myself with Abigael. ( I think I neglected her some) The 3 other gals didn’t have any knowledge what so ever and they picked out material, they pinned they cut they sewed. They seam ripped, they forgot to put the presser foot down often and had the wonderful nest underneath, had a broken needle. Wow and all this time I wasn’t stressed my blood pressure didn’t soar and I was laughing and calming and encouraging them. I ironed seams and such with what they did. I should’ve took pictures on the cutting!! This was all except for Abigaels first time sewing and they really did a great job they were excited to do this and wanted to finish it and thought they were really cool sporting their new purses!!
So needless to say I believe I passed and now I am more excited to keep going and getting my funding and knocking on the doors I need to and get this venture and vision a reality!!
So I know I just wrote a novel and I left out all the fun details but I know all of you can see the humor the laughter the fun we had!! And the great sense of accomplishment both with the girls and myself we had on that sleepover!!
Thanks all for letting me share