above were the projects i sampled and introduced and taught.
the stuffed heart pin from a tutorial at purlbee and the embroidered/appliqué heart adapted from our hartbeat....annelea used burlap for a display and my idea was to make napkins (from target) for lunchboxes.
in reality, after a quick snack of applecake we only were able to complete the stuffed pins.
the class consisted of 2 boys and 5 girls.
3 kids had working knowledge of stitching, but the biggest obstacle was keeping the embroidery thread in the needle.
everyone made at least one heart pin, a couple kids made more than one, some supplies were taken home, a mom joined in when she came for pick up and my kids were waaaaaaay to wild...something like crazed party children without the sugar kick. ack.
the experience was so fun and i learned a lot about myself...like i am much more patient with other people's children and i also learned to "roll with it" ... the joy is in the journey or experience.
the kids had a great time and next week we will buckle down immediately...1 1/2 hours disappears way too fast.
next class: mini silhouette paintings and napkins for the lunchbox.