Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Paper Sewing

Paper sewing doesn't lie! Even when they tell me "It's the machine .....", I'll sit down at their machine and it works just beautifully for me, then they know that they can do it too! AND they do do it! I got to see some very good work today. Some today were still working on lined paper and following the lines, practicing using the reverse lever to back stitch at the beginning and end of each row. Today we started on papers with shapes on them. They were doing really great and will be glad to work with material soon. They are proud of themselves for the great work they did on the paper shapes. Good practice!
Tried to get the light to show through the holes.
Great job done!
Friday is Mosquito Control day! There will be no school, that gives the students more time to get their school fees in. We will be sewing with material on Monday. I hope to get a good start on pin cushions.

The rainy season is here and we are enjoying the way everything is greening up in the country side! The garden has rows of vegetables in it and the 'lemon grass' is doing great! Lemon tea 3 or 4 times a week, yummy!!!
The lawn is looking really nice again! And the mango tree has lots by mangos on it!

Corm and beans that Alphonsine planted.

The lemon grass is in the middle of the picture and just to the left of it is the Lima Beans that we planted last rainy season in March. Peter watered them a pail or so every day if he remembered and now they have revived, started blooming again and Alphonsine just fed us a meal with them in it!!! So they are a great thing to plant here! Thanks Kirk & Candace for the seed. There is potatoes and cucumber, tomatoes, peas, sweet corn, beets, carrots, spinach, swiss chard, pumpkin, and squash  - can hardly wait for them to produce.

God has been so good to us, I hope that we will have enough to share with others!

1 comment:

  1. wow! I can't believe how green it got in your back yard--it had been so dry and brown. and I think I would be saying the same as your students about sewing with the treadle!