Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sewing in Spanish
Last week I had the privilege of helping in Del (aka Profé) Swartzentruber's Spanish classes at my daughter's high school. What fun to be back in high school! The students were working on a project making flags of Spanish speaking countries and autonomies. I helped for two days, instructing the class on how to use a sewing machine, and helping with their flags when they needed it. My daughter worked as my assistant. They planned and pinned, cut out, sewed and pressed their fabric into colorful flags. For some, it was the first time they had even attempted to use a sewing machine, and others were already pretty familiar with one. It was fun to watch them carefully cutting and sewing the pieces together. Some of the flags had stars and other details that were a little more complicated. Some of the students had a little trouble at first, but caught on very quickly. A few were more adventurous, including one student who sewed a miniature Mexican flag onto his shirt to express his nationality! Everyone seemed to enjoy learning a new skill and creating their own work of art. (I didn't expect them to enjoy it so much!) They all did a fantastic job, and were very proud of their accomplishments!