Nick's mom, an expert seamstress and all-around great person, came to visit us last week and she didn't come empty handed. She made a big facebook campaign to collect stuff to teach our kids to sew. She got lots of material, LOTS of sewing notions and even a sewing machine donated.
She came with several projects prepped and my kids fell in love with sewing. Also, my eldest staff member, Felecia, who already knew how to sew on a foot treadle machine, learned to sew on the electric machine. She's been sewing HOURS AND HOURS each day since. It's so exciting. I am so proud of her.
Here's Grandma in the midst of all the kiddos, modeling their new dresses/shorts they "helped" Grandma make.
The girls and their new dresses. (Bev taught Felecia how to sew with elastic thread to make gathered top dresses.) I love them because they are cool and practical for Haiti, yet have wide enough straps to be modest. LOVE IT.
They boys in their new shorts. Does anyone remember JAMS?
Grandma works with Sanndi on the machine.
Jerry was the hand-sewing star.
It was an amazing week. We have tons of left-over material and I can't wait to see all the new creations that Felecia will be working on in the days and weeks to come!
Thank you Bev. And thank you to EVERYONE who donated sewing supplies. Our lease at this house is up in December, and I think we are going to try to find a new house with a sewing room!