Thursday, March 31, 2011

4th Grade Cross Stitch in progress...

I love fourth grade crosstitch!  I love how the kids know exactly what they want to do and the colors they will use...their designs are just stunning!  This project ends up as a pin cushion that they will need for 6th 7th and 8th grade sewing!  The measurement are 5 X 5 ", and they lay out the design on graph paper first.  I think we will have some finished very soon!  If they finish, then they can make a needle book...this may be the first year I have had so many done this early!

Monday, March 28, 2011

4th Grade vests and aprons

Here are some of the 4th grade finished vests and aprons.  We hand sew these for a class trip to Malokov Diggins, a hydrolic mining town where the children learn some California history and dress up in period handwork we call this pioneer sewing!  Aren't they beautiful?  They must make a pocket on which they embroider their lovely...I always love this project and seeing all the pretty vests and aprons hanging in the window of the classroom.  (They also are doing cross stitch projects on the side)

Skills:  Running stitch, back stitch, gathering (basting) stitch, blanket stitch, some basic embroidery stitches, threading a needle, knotting, and knotting off at the end.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vero Beach Schoolhouse

I love this picture of a turn of the century school house in Vero Beach Florida!!  Can you imagine!  I would love it!!!  (Not the dress in humid hot Florida, though...)

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Well, just joined waldorfhub...don't know how that will help me, I was having some difficulty figuring it out and none of my pictures would load.  Anybody out there using this site?  Looks like more of a blog host, and I already have this blog that I neglect. 

I wish I could see the people who look at my (poorly kept) blog...who are you??