Waypoints Defined

The meaningful points along life's way.

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Home Ec 101

Sewing curtains
I thought, this one I can do. Sewing straight lines on a simple curtain. The fun part was picking out the material at Cortitelas. Bolts and yards and a selection of fabrics that would make any seamstress drool. Home decorators heaven with upholstery fabric and special 110 inch wide curtain fabric on rolls along with silks, satins, and polyester blend material. But NO THREAD! None! In the whole store. No. That is sold at a different store. We went on our search following the vague directions given.  And we found it. Perfect matching thread.  The sewing machine is one that has been donated to Border Buddies and is used to teach ladies sewing classes. A huge thank you to Cheryl Cleveland for a well stocked sewing bin with everything needed for this project (and whoever else has helped to facilitate the donations).
So I started sewing my straight lines (okay, please don't look too close; they may not be as straight as I claim) and found my thread breaking at different intervals. I was about to call Mrs. Sewing Guru Cleveland, when I decided to look in the sewing machine manual. It had the answer on a page talking about tension which did something to relieve mine. When we hung the curtains  in Rachelle's room which is also the girls bunk room we discovered where our pet lizard has been living.  He is Rachelle's bunk mate and a fairly quiet one at that. No mosquitoes in there!

A new desk for the office

With more space, now that Border Buddies has rented out this extra "side", Mike and Glenda have turned the former girls bunkroom into much needed office space. Phillip and Rachelle helped assemble a million pieces into the "jefe's" desk.  (sorry to the english teacher's reading this for my overuse of the quotation marks - I'll have to get some remedial help at some point)

School Supplies
Shopping for school supplies has begun for the sponsor kids. Saturday and Sunday will be afternoons where these students will sign contracts for a new school year and I'll be blogging about that soon.

My blogging would not be complete without a report on how homeschooling is going. Mike wondered if I incorporate Home Ec into our studies. Opportunist that I am, I saw how great it would be to learn from an expert. Mike has  made thousands of banana bread loaves because every week he makes some for his "boys" to sell in the neighborhood. This afternoon, Phil enjoyed a baking class with a great teacher. To top it off, Mike gave us a loaf of the fruit of their labors: warm and delicious banana bread.

That does not comprise a complete homeschool report. You will have to wait for quarterly reports for the rest of the story.

"This is what the Sovereign Lord says; Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sancturary for them in the countries where they have gone." Ezekiel 11:16

1 comment:

  1. Banana bread..... yummmm. So glad Phil is furthering his education. He is welcome to study at our house any time. :)

    What beautiful material although seems it would be a bit difficult to work with.