Saturday, January 22, 2011

TREASURES AND PLEASURES

Little girls are Treasures.
Olivia wanted to start a Bible study group for the young girls in our community.
She began by inviting those in our church who are 6-12 years old.
Each girl takes a turn 'running the show', so to speak.
They study a Scripture, discuss it, pray, sometimes watch a Christian video; they do some activity or craft, have a snack and time of fellowship together.
Last week it was Naomi's turn to lead. Naomi and Tara had chosen a passage from the book of Esther to read and discuss. Naomi asked someone else to read part of the passage also.
Here is 5-year old Alina, my grandgirl, reading the passage. My heart swelled with pride that she could read such a passage with so little help from her mother and teacher, Lovella.

I'd been invited to teach the girls how to make aprons for the craft time this night.
You can see all the girls and mothers gathereed around to hear the explaination of the steps involved. I'd already cut them out knowing there'd be 3 smalls, 3 mediums and 3 large sizes. I'd already cut ribbon to go with each apron for the neck band and ties too.
You can see that Robin, whose home is used, had set up tables on which the moms set their machines. Naomi had created a 'treat' tray for afterwards,
and Robin had set out cups for tea.
Moms and girls got to work pinning right sides together with the bands and ties on the inside (they were reversible).

I had the distinct pleasure of teaching Alina.
My heart soars just toying with the memory of it.
Another grandmother was there with her little one too.
Katrina's apron was made from two fat quarters I'd been saving for something special.
These aprons were reversible, so there was no binding or hemming...easy: sew almost all the way around the edge, turn right side out, press, and topstitch the opening.

Bailey had come for the first time Wednesday evening. I think she and her mother, Tina, were impressed with what goes on that she can be a part of.
All the girls are home-schooled, so social occasions like this are really important.

Olivia (in her newly created apron) is the originator of this Girls' group.
She approached her mother about creating a Bible study until Lisa got it organized and going.
Next week they will practice some etiquette arts.
Naomi is 7 or 8, mind you!

Anna loved the yellow fabric, and it went well with her complexion and hair.

Although we had a sewing machine for each girl, we had only one iron and ironing board. It worked out well to have one mom, Lovella, instructing and supervising there. You can also see little Cora with her grandmother (my friend Cindy) waiting her turn at the iron.

Naomi, Alina, Anna, Katrina, Olivia, Cora, and Bailey looking like Treasures in their aprons.
Thanks to Tara for inviting me and to Robin for hosting us;
It was my Pleasure!

7 comments:

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh, how wonderful! What a neat group to be a part of. How awesome that God continues to use you as Titus 2 woman in so many new ways :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What an awesome group and such beautiful aprons! Catherine, you are blessed to be a part of something so great. Love the idea!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

You are a Titus 2 woman in every sense of the word.

Connie said...

This is so sweet. How wonderful for these girls to be having the chance to do something like this together at a young age. They will be might women of God!!

Margaret said...

That looks like such a great ministry. You have had so much fun making aprons for all. I love mine too. The girls look so excited and open to new things. That will be wonderful for them. You are awesome to get all of that together for them. Too cute.

nanasknoll said...

This is just so precious. I am so glad to see more and more sewing being taken up and taught.
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Nana

nanasknoll said...

This is just so precious. I am so glad to see more and more sewing being taken up and taught.
www.nanasknoll.blogspot.com
Nana