Tuesday, December 9, 2014

First Ever Advanced Class

Well, I thought we were ready on Monday for the Advanced Class.
Some didn't show and others were told they could come in the afternoon instead of in the morning, but the afternoon is full. 
Others thought they'd like to have the cost of the course cheaper. 
When explained that they will likely break needles and other parts and etc, etc,  - breaking it down to show them they are paying 100 RWF a day for the course  - they agreed! 
3000 RWF for 6 weeks.
Some wanted to learn other things than a collared button up shirt and pants - which is the most important part of learning to sew - uniforms are big here! 
So after the long discussion in the morning about all that and other things too, we got started on the hanky they have to iron, sew and hand sew the buttonhole stitch on. 
I think they enjoyed (I'm sure they did) 
the free 12 inch square white cloth, 
a free half used spool of colored thread from Canada, 
and a free hand needle to help make the hanky with buttonholes worked in it. 
We had one mom who couldn't get a sitter, so we had Edith in the PM class. 
Other than some not showing "because they didn't know it started on Monday" or other reasons, 
we did okay! 
Here's a look at the first day of advanced class!
Oh sorry the peppers first.
The Bird Pepper plant in the yard was full.
Had to pick some for the beans tonight.
AM Advanced Class at the irons.
Ironing a 1 inch hem, then they meter the corners.
In the afternoon Edith joined us, what a cutie!
"Where's everybody?"
"At the ironing boards!" PM Class
13 machines make for a tight working space.
 Looking forward to the next 6 weeks of classes. 
(Well we are taking a 2 week break at Christmas and New Years, 
so the course will go till the end of January.)

God has blessed us with students that are eager to learn!

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