It's about time to write another blog post!I never got around to it last week. We were in Kigali until Tuesday afternoon, and things get really busy when we get back. I miss being at the school and seeing what the students have been learning and sewing. Wednesday to Friday I was checking over the items that the students have finished since the beginning and try to see where they need improvement. I found out a lot when I did that, things like - every 'button up shirt with a collar' that has been sewn - the collar button (if they even put one on) has been too small for the person wearing the shirt. Hence, we need to have a lesson on making sure that the neck area is cut right and then the collar tab and collar are cut the right size! Flys in men's pants, waist bands, and button holes are a few of the other things that need attention. So this week is going to be spent dealing with each of those issues and others that come up. Today, we worked on the fly and waistband. I actually really enjoyed teaching it and there were lots of good questions and comments. And, being that there is 6 weeks left, 5 weeks really for sewing, they need to know how to do all these things before Graduation!
Oh my goodness, how time flies when you are having fun!
|Esther in her shirt and skirt she made.|
|Mutesi in her dress she made.|
|Lima beans, I think the seeds came from Kirk & Candace.|
|This is the whole row. There are quite a few pods on each plant.|
|I picked a few and Alphonsine is going to cook them for dinner tomorrow evening with the peas.|
|Alphonsine was 'doing' the maize. She has been taking it off the stock and drying the cobs in the sun each day. Now she is taking the dried kernels off the cobs and plans on taking it to the market to be made into flour to make kyunga.|
|The empty cobs we gave to the neighbor over the brick wall, so she can use it as firewood when she cooks her meals. We don't need them because we buy and use charcoal.|