Monday, March 31, 2014

Sewing Class

We want to show our kids as many skills as possible in order to prepare them to live in Honduras outside of a children's home.  Sewing is a skill that is still used in Honduras.  Some friends of ours, the Griffiths, Doug and Donna from Joplin and Nathan and Jenn Lou from Boston arrived on Wednesday.  Thursday was spent buying notions and such and Friday the class began.

Donna led the class, Nicole translated and Jenn Lou and I assisted.

At 3:00 the girls sat down at the table.  Each one received a sewing box of their very own.
Some were intently listening.
The most basic of instructions had to be given. 
How to hold scissors,
How to pass scissors,
how to take care of pins,
 how to measure thread, and

how to thread a needle.

The first project was a needle holder.

There was a willingness to help each other.
The next project was coasters.  Everyone got to select the fabric they wanted.

Nearly every one finished one coaster of the weekend.

Cindy finished three.
Even a couple of the boys gave it a try.

The next time the Griffiths return, the girls will be taught something a bit harder and then how to sew on a machine and then their own clothes.  How fun will that be.

A big thanks to all of the Griffiths for teaching sewing.

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