Monday, July 23, 2012

Upholstery, Camp, and Snowflakes

There is an old man named "Pops" up here in the mountains who does upholstery.  Yesterday I asked him if he would be willing to teach me and he said YES!  

I am excited.

Not only will it be a great skill to learn for my own upholstery needs, but it also has the potential to be a nice side business once I have the baby and can't teach anymore.  Whoop!


Last week Davis and I worked as counselors at a kid's camp.  It was a blast!  One of my favorite things about camp this year was that I got to teach an embroidery class.  There were four girls in my class, and they all LOVED it.  I can't tell you how many times I heard, "This is my favorite class!"  I don't think it was because of me, necessarily, but because they loved learning how to sew.  

There was one girl named Jackie in my class who looked like she would be the sporty type (that's what I pegged her for, anyway), but who was a total and complete farm girl.  She actually already knew how to sew, and sewed a lot of her own clothes!  Jackie told me that she wants to own a farm when she grows up and keep horses and pigs.  The embroidery pattern she choose reflects these desires. ;)

Another girl in the class, Anna Katheryn, was a pro at embroidery right away.  By the last day of class she was making beautiful Chinese knots on her design.  I was impressed!

Victoria kept saying that "This is hard!" But she did a great job with her lovely roses.

Rosa was very quiet, and made a lot of progress on her daisies by the end of the week. 

It was such fun!

Oh, one more thing before I sign off.  My cabin name was "Snowflakes", so I made each one of the campers her own small snowflake pillow out of felt.  I love, love, love how they turned out!  I am planning to do a tutorial here on the blog this fall/winter. :)

These are some pictures of the unassembled pillows.  I forgot to take a pic of the finished product.  Sorry!

Alright, lots to do today before my first students arrive.  I am off!  Have an awesome day!


1 comment:

Clare Ryan said...

Lucky girls! Learning how to embroider is on the top of my to-do list when I finally get out of college and have some spare time on my hands.

God bless you!