Would you just look at this face? Isn't she cute? Isn't she happy? Know why? She just made this pillow all by herself. This is my sweet young friend, Allison. She's a newlywed graduate student and from time to time we get together and teach each other something. Sometimes it's as simple as sharing a couple of recipes, but it's always fun. This weekend, Allison taught me some computer skills, and she wanted to learn to sew, so I taught her how to make a pillow.
Just take a look at this beauty! Seriously! She did it all by herself. First we went through fabrics I had in my workroom. Fortunately, she has the same colors in her apartment that I have here. We picked a solid linen with some brown and green flat trim. It was a good choice because it had no right or wrong side and no up or down design. And it's beautiful.
And do you see the cording that she covered? Magnificent!
The joy of accomplishment!
Is there a craft or a skill that you could teach an eager young person? When someone is ready to learn, it is such a pleasure to teach. We had SUCH a good time. It was a perfect way to spend a snowy weekend.