Since I was a little person, I’ve loved making things with my hands. And if I didn’t know how to make it, I’d go to our local library and find a book to help me figure out how to do it. There was magic in the search to figure it out and then in the making it! . My Mom and Dad were makers and they helped in many of the adventures.
Dyckman Free Library, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota ~Photo credit~
I hope to give that sense of "loving the making" to my students at Ridgeway Community School. This autumn, I held a Stitching Club to teach children how to tie a knot, sew on a button and learn some simple stitches. We made some fun projects.
The Kindergarten through 2nd Graders made a stitching card with a butterfly, a giraffe and a little pocket to store treasures. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped these little ones have such great success.
They were very happy with their stitching projects!