"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Seamstresses in Training

Today my sister-in-law and niece arrived for a weekend of home crafting lesson swapping. Today it was sewing, which was the perfect opportunity to work on our Project Linus quilts.

The project:
Teach my sister-in-law and her daughter how to use their sewing machine, and work on our Project Linus quilts.

More than two hours.

Why bother?
During the holidays, my s-i-l said she would be interested in bringing her daughter down for a Mom n' Daughter crafting weekend. I really enjoy their company, so I was thrilled. And to be able to share skills that will serve us all throughout life added to the pleasure. Working on projects for total strangers just capped it off.

Worth it?
What a great day spent together. The girls (ages 6, 7 and 8) were so excited to make their projects. Niece made two pillows and a purse. E finished her Project Linus quilt (and said she's ready to make another) and V, the youngest of the three, felt like such a big girl using the sewing machine on a real project - a cat-shaped pillow that she got started today. I also got a good start on my Project Linus quilt.

I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings!

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