Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Bears... Oh my

What an interesting day I had today. I taught my students how to sew. Many of them never had the opportunity to sew before. They learned how to cut out a pattern, 5 different hand stitches and how to sew on the sewing machine. It has been a wonderful and fun time.
I picked out a very simple pattern. There were only four pieces involved and they took it from there. I loved seeing their faces when they learned something new and realized they could do it! It was great!
We hope to donate many of the bears to the local hospital for the children. I think the little bears might make them smile. I hope so.
When I went to purchase the pattern, materials and notions, I really couldn't afford such an expense. Now, I find I couldn't afford not to do such a thing. I'm glad and I know sixty young people who are too.
Enjoy Life!