Friday, April 24, 2009

"Girls in yellow dresses with striped colored sashes.."

Here is another dress for Kayte. My other four granddaughters - your turn is coming this summer. I had help on this one. I offered in my sewing class material and patterns if they would make a little girl's dress for me. I had one taker. However I had to add the embelishments this afternoon - sash and buttons. It is adorable and Kayte will look great in it. Just hope it fits. Making clothes for someone not present is sometimes difficult!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Everyone is a Homemaker - even men

Sunday our Bishop spoke on the importance of learning skills that will help you during times of economic downturns, such as learning how to cook, how to sew, how to garden, how to budget, etc. He had felt impressed for a few months to speak on that subject, especially when we have a ward with 50 percent young marrieds. I couldn't have felt more inspired by his comments, that I too have felt that our young people have missed so much in the art of "building" a home with skills you have learned and mastered.

Well tonight that truth was very evident. After my "Cooking with Kids" class, a young married woman came up to me and said, "I don't know how to cook, I don't know how to plan a meal, and I know I can't do this the rest of my life. Please help me."

Help is on the way! I gave her a few things she and her husband will need to do, and then we would meet this next week and plan a menu (yes I know - Ann doesn't plan a menu, she just decides 5 mintues before!). I can plan, I just choose not to :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

And the School Year is over!

Finished my last final today. Got a 94% on my final project for sewing - the little girl's dress. She didn't rip it, just percentages of this and that off. It is all good! Hopefully I did well on the written final.

Now WHAT? Relief is the first thing I feel! And now on to some new projects before I head to sweet California......

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cooking with the Kidlettes

In about a 10 days I am having another cooking class. I am trying to figure out which kids in our ward to invite to help. This time around I will have to be selective as we have a sister with children that I want to staple gun to the floor - thus I don't want an open invitation. Is that horrible of me?

And speaking of cooking...yesterday in the food labs, the students were making their magnificent meals (don't ask!). They had quite a bit leftover so the students were sharing with the TA's and instructors. Either I have funky tastebuds, or my cooking tastes a whole lot better.

New Creations

Tonight I finished Kayte's dress that I have been making for my sewing class. Adrienne and Ted choose the fabric, I choose the pattern. It has turned out really cute. Unfortunately she won't have it for Easter, nor next Sunday for church, as it has to be graded. Of course I think I did a terrific job on it, but I am sure my professor will find countless errors! I can think of two - if she finds them! The colors are true in the sleeve detail, very chocolate brown and a baby blue.