Friday, June 17, 2011

Lately I have been a little busy knitting. 
I'm a little rusty, but in these past few years I have gotten better.  

This particular sweater pattern has short raglan sleeves, and in a solid color.  
For this particular sweater I decided to vary it by
adding stripes on the bodice and on the sleeves.
   
 

Here's another - same pattern as above, but done in a different yarn.
  I love this yarn because it has so many colors.

While going through the computer folders of pictures I came across this one.  
It's one of my favorites from a few years ago of my son and his son CJ, Jr.  
It seems to be that they are having a very intense and intelligent conversation,
which doesn't surprise me because they both have what it takes.

Volunteering as a Sewing Instructor

For the past few months I have been volunteering at a local Boys and Girls Club - teaching sewing, and I am truly enjoying providing instruction to them, and they are so interested in sewing and making useful items for themselves and as gifts.  

Here are a couple of students starting on their individual quilts.  They were very excited to learn how to make a quilt.   We mostly work from donated fabrics, supplies,  and equipment - because our resources are limited.  If you have any items that these young people can utilize to hone their skills in sewing, please contact me.  They are in need of fabrics, patterns, thread, sewing machines, and notions. books, and DVDs.  Basically - any and everything that relates to sewing.

Here's the finished quilt.  Notice her beaming with pride!!!
  


Almost finished!!!

More cutting...all the fun of making a quilt, right?




Here's Danyelle cutting out her fabric.
Here's a layout of Danyelle's quilt...let the sewing begin!!!


This young lady started her quilt, and make a nice arrangement of the blocks.
She was't able to finish her quilt, I believe her family moved,
and it wasn't convenient for them to have her continue the class.