Saturday, June 29, 2013

A great Cajun Swamp Tour

I posted about this swamp tour a few weeks back but I just found a video that I thought I would share.  It tells all about the tour.  If you are ever in our area of Louisiana, you should take this tour.

Check out this video

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

another sewing class

I had 4 students at today's lesson.
Here is a picture of the blocks they made.
It was so much fun to watch them pick out their fabric and make their blocks.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Still sewing

Finished these today!

Still sewing...two more rompers!

I have been trying to get these rompers finished so that E can use them this summer.  I completed these 2 and I have a couple more to put snaps in ....

cute cute cute......can't wait to see them on him.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I taught my first sewing class!

I volunteered to teach a beginner sewing class at the public library this summer.  We have class every Tuesday from 10AM to Noon for 6 weeks beginning today, June 11th.
I had 4 students today.  It was so much fun to share my love of sewing and making quilt blocks.
I told them I would teach them the very basics...
 - how to wind a bobbin
 - how to insert the bobbin
 - how to thread the machine
 -  how to sew a straight line.

I also told them that I would teach them to sew by making quilt blocks.  All you need to know is how to sew a straight line for most of the blocks out there!

They were all very enthusiastic about the lesson. We practiced sewing a straight line on some fabric. I had drawn lines for them to follow.

We did a simple "string" block.  I had some 7" square pieces of paper from an old phone book.   I cut out loads of strips of various sizes from a big container of scraps I had.
I had them select their own fabric.

Here they are with their blocks.  

I am hoping to have a few more next week.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

still sewing

Here is another romper I made for E.
I have several more all cut out and ready to sew!
sorry the picture is a little out of focus!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Shorts for the summer and a blue romper

I made E a few shorts and a blue polkadot romper.  I finally figured out how to use  my sewing machine to put on buttons.
Did I mention that I'm a slow learner!  LOL

 I think he will have enough shorts for the summer.