Tuesday, May 29, 2012

4-H Sewing

Miss Abigail is hard at work sewing for her 4-H Mix and Match project. She has a pair of denim capri-style pants finished now, but still has to sew the blouse. All of the garments, including the embellished clothing for her Creative Touches project, should be finished for the county Fashion Review contest, which takes place 10 days from today. I hope she makes that deadline. I don't know what it is about May. It seems like everyone tries to fit everything in before the end of school, so we've been really busy.

 Abigail likes to sew, I think ;o}, but I know she doesn't much like to pin and cut the pattern. I wonder if my attitude has somehow rubbed off. After many, many years of sewing, this step is the one I don't enjoy either.  I finally took the time to write out step-by-step directions, so that she can do this more independently. I printed the directions onto a folded card so that she can save it in her sewing basket.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Peek Inside - Watercolor Painting

One of the categories on our hope chest list includes paintings, wreaths, samplers and other wall decorations. This lovely watercolor was painted by a local artist and beautifully reflects the landscape in our rural community. I snatched it up at a craft show some years ago because the scene looks just like the view outside our back window. Abigail has loved to be outside, running around and chasing dogs and chickens. I hope this picture will someday bring happy memories and remind her of childhood and home.

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