I finished the cloaks. I am glad to have them done well in advance of any Ren Faires that will occur in May but I still want to work on some little tunics, belts and pouches and like before then. The cloaks are the hard part though, so I have plenty of time to work on the rest of it. My stuff came from Weirs already, so I wanted to finish these up quickly so I can get to our Spring nature table stuff before I am utterly consumed by the project of putting two dolls together.
I know I have been more crafty than normal lately but it lends itself well to homeschooling. I can sit and work on a project quietly while the girls work on their school stuff. That way I am right there and available to help with questions but it doesn’t make them feel like I am sitting right on top of them.
The girls joined 4-H. This was almost entirely due to the absolutely stellar leader they have. She is a retired home economics teacher who volunteers all of her time to teaching her 4-H’ers to sew. She has a serger, three sewing machines and every gizmo known to mankind but more importantly she will teach the girls to sew properly.
I sort of cobble things together as I go and take a lot of shortcuts so it is definitely not a good idea for me to be the only one teaching them. They had their first lesson with her today. She seems like a very nice lady.