It took me many, many years to get over my fear of sewing.
I just knew that needle was definitely going through my finger during the puppet craft in Girl Scouts. (Whatever happened to that puppet? Did I even make one?)
Somehow I still earned the patch?
(Notice there is no sewing machine.)
Don't even get me started on camping.
I refused to use the latrines for the whole weekend.
(What can I say- I was blessed with an amazing bladder.)
I stayed up all night. every night. to make sure no spiders got in my sleeping bag. Truth.
I washed my hands with a bar of soap stuck in a pair of old pantyhose. Rinsed with water dripping from an upside down milk carton. Oh, the freshness.
No one took a shower.
Here's my patch (above). I can show it off after all these years. I survived. I'm a camping survivor.
Those girls look like they are having fun.
(I believe they had a shower and flush potties. Perhaps some bug spray for the spiders, too. )
But back to sewing.
Which I do love now. See, there is hope!
Joann's has awesome sewing classes for kids. These cuties were able to enjoy some this summer. Not only that, they were often the ones there!
Before you register, be sure to check for 1/2 price coupons. Joann's also has special days you can sign up for classes for 1/2 price or Buy 1 get 1 FREE.
I believe it cost $17.50 (with my 1/2 price coupon) for this 3 hour class. Not bad, especially for a private lesson!
The girls made appliqued cupcake t-shirts. Super cute.
They also made quilted pillows.
I could take pictures of them all day.
I'm so glad my cutie is not afraid of the sewing machine.
Wonder if we'll ever attempt camping.