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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Big Haul

 The Fair of the Heart big county fair was here once again. All of my sewing girls entered their stuff, from sunhats to backpacks and quilts of course.  They earned oodles of ribbons, and sewwww much information to learn from. I am so proud of them for all of their hard work and for representing their parents and sewing class and theirselves so well.

This table is full of all of the girls' sewing projects.  Almost every one of them is theirs.
 This is a homemade doll made by a 7 year old student of mine. Don't you just love those lips? Well the judges did too. She got first place and Champion.
 Here is a beautiful mug rug made by an 8 year old. She drew it on paper first and made it come to life in fabric.
To the left here is a flower pot pincushion that is very adorable made by a teen student, and a backpack that was certainly challenging and conquered by a 17 year old student.  The judges loved both and it was such a joy to see them on display!
This is a jean dress made by a 6 year old student too.  Her choice of embellishment is wonderful.   We had a fashion show when we made these and the girls got to add whatever they wanted to make their dresses beautiful.                                                                                      

 This was thread painted by my 17 year old student, and it is exquisite. If you can enlarge this you might get to see how pretty her painting is on fabric.
 These are pocket pillow quilts made by students.  They quilted them and enjoyed the satisfaction of making a quilt quick with this pattern.

This folks is an original quilt pieced and quilted by hand by my 12 year old student. She put a big red button in the middle and that just made the whole thing even more darling. I am so proud of her for designing her own pattern and making it all by hand.
a Six year old of ours got Best of Show, Champion and a first place ribbon for her water bottle carrier, Her picks of color and design were perfect.  If you knew the story of this little girl in this past week and her winning these, your heart would melt.

Helping these girls keep sewing and quilting alive with their talents and original art is one of  the most rewarding things I've ever done. I am honored to be a part of their lives in this way, giving them the opportunity to experiment, try a little of this and that, because how else will they know. How will they know what they love and what they want to pursue. Soar my girls, have fun, and thank you for letting me come with you in your dreams.


  1. Hi Shelly! What a tremendous achievement both for your students and for you! Congratulations to you all!! Beautiful projects! :)

  2. Thank you Christine, We had alot of fun and we are exhausted, but it was well worth it. Thank you so much for visiting.

  3. I am so impressed and so pleased to know that those kids are learning one of the most satisfying skills ever. You are an angel for teaching them. Your daughter's thread painting is just stunning.

  4. Linda, Thank you, that's so nice to hear. My grandma called me 'her little angel' thanks for that memory. I call them my girls but they are actually homeschoolers that live here in my home town. I love them like my real daughters though. 2 daughters and 1 son that are all grown up now. WAH! hahahaha. Thank you again for stopping by.

  5. Aww! These are all so wonderful!! I am so proud of you and your girls, Mama! Xoxox ~Amber