Monday, September 2, 2013

A New Student

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  
Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
~ George Carlin

Were you placing bets on how long this would take?  

I helped our foster teen sew for her very first time - we made a pleated skirt with an elastic waistband for her 2-year-old daughter (who is living with our foster teen's mother in Honduras).  We used a pattern, fabric and ribbon from my stash.  

She was a bit nervous and a bit excited, but generally willing to jump in and try things:  

For a person who doesn't seem to be able to go 2 hours without documenting her life with a photo of herself on Facebook, I'm not sure why she rolled her eyes when I wanted to take her picture!  ;)

But she had fun and did a good job.  It was nice to see how quickly she was able to control her speed with the foot pedal and the straightness and location of her rows of stitches.  

We used the Snoopy fabric and added a pink ribbon around the bottom:  

Check out those blue fingernails!  :)

She was surprised and happy with how well it came out:  

Do you think I have another convert?  ;)

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