Thursday, January 29, 2009

Here are two more pieces from the Straight Stitch Series. I was afraid numbers 6 (above), 7 (previous post), and 8 (below) were going to look too much alike, but now I see that is not the case.

Either #7 or #8 will definitely get the raku leaf beads.

I spent some time with my godson’s 7th grade Home Economics class today. They were learning parts of the sewing machine. Some students had never used a sewing machine before and it was fun watching them become acquainted with the machines and how to control them.

It’s disturbing to me that the instructor didn’t have a pair of tweezers or any other tools. Our school systems are operating on the bare minimums right now and the Home Ec lab is no exception. One teacher and 36 students. She was grateful for an additional pair of hands today. Think I’ll go back tomorrow.