4H quilting fun….

4H quilting fun….

We  had the privilege  week ago of hosting the girls of the 4-H group here in Hamilton.  They came to the shop to learn basic sewing skills, and by the time they left they were almost pro’s.  Each girl got to pick out her favorite fabric from any bolt in the shop and then pick out the needed accessories (for this project it was a piece of coordinating jumbo ric rac).  After the shopping was done the girls all sat down at their own sewing machine and used the skills they had been taught to put together their

own fun pillow cases.

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Mom told the girls that her first experience with sewing happened in 4H for her as well.  She said “this is where I learned to sew, and have loved it ever since.”  She reminded them that sewing is a learned skill, and it takes practice to be better.  Not to get frustrated because it isn’t perfect, just keep trying. In the end, they had fun and so did we!
Where did you have your first sewing experience?  What got you into this hobby, anyway?  I’d love to know.
You all have a great weekend.  I am hoping to get a little cleaning done, some thrifting, and maybe a few paint projects going….oh, and also some sewing.  I am STILL working on my disappearing nine patch.  (don’t judge)  Wish me luck….really.  I need it!