Sewing for Citizen Schools
It’s been a busy week, and I feel I’ve been lax in posts. While I have been sewing, I did spend some more time volunteering this afternoon. When the lovely Ms. Sarah invited me to join her to teach a class, I jumped at the opportunity. See, this wasn’t just any sewing class. We went to an inner city middle school to teach a little after school sewing lesson, in cooperation with Citizen Schools! This is exactly the sort of thing I am interested in, and will definitely be doing more of in the future. The room full of girls were lively and eager, some of them with a bit of sewing experience, but most with none. It’s amazing what you take for granted once you’ve been sewing a while. And frankly, what you take for granted in general. Not every girl walked away with a finished origami coin purse, but I think/hope they all left happy. Thanks so much, Sarah! Great afternoon, and I never could have done this if I hadn’t stepped away from the 9-5.
If the sun cooperates tomorrow before R leaves for work, by afternoon you’ll see my completed Negroni. I finished it up this morning, and hopefully he likes it… off to find out…
Oh, and I opted out of the Sew Weekly challenge this week. The theme was “down under” – sew something in the opposite season from the one you’re in. That sounded fun, but I’m trying to focus on things I’ll actually wear right away. Considering today’s weather, I could have gotten away with a skimpy sun dress. Fifties in February?! Crazy.