I can’t believe it is over. Four days of nonstop energy, questions, pride in accomplishments, worry over doing it “right”, learning new sewing skills, helping each other, creating an actual garmentâ€”the first ever Sew Maris Kids Sew Camp is over. Boo. I think I learned as much as the kids did. About how to pace a class for a group of kids. Learning styles for children. What to focus on and what not to focus on.
Thursday the girls made sundresses modeled after the pillowcase style fromÂ the Dress a Girl Around the World project. The main thing the girls struggled with was the elastic. I envisioned that they might pull the elastic all the way thru the casing, but what I did not envision was how hard it was for some of them to just move the elastic thru the casing at all. It must be a weird motion, or a manual dexterity issue that I have long since forgotten. Never mind, we got ’em all done. In all the last-day-last-minute craziness I did not get a picture of every girl in her completed dress. Many apologies to those I missed!
Girlsâ€”you were right on. I miss you already TODAY, never mind next week. Truly, I can’t wait to do it again. Many, many thanks to Kris Royer-Collinsâ€”I could not have done it without you, darling.