Saturday, February 23, 2008

She's Sew Cute!

I was one of those kids who wanted to be in 4H but instead I was in Brownies and Girl Scouts for all of my Grade School Years. I think had my mother checked into 4H, she would have realized that it was more than just for the Farm and Ag kids. There are so many opportunities in 4H. Cooking, Sewing, Quilting, etc. And this being our first year and not knowing WHAT we were doing, I enrolled Alex in the 3 things that she saw on the list that appealed to her. Sewing, Rabbits, and Cooking. What I didn't realize was how much work those 3 categories would be and how time consuming on my schedule they would be either!

Alex will be sewing something on my Singer and modeling it at the State Fair. She will be caring and raising to perfection a rabbit hoping to win a ribbon, and she will be cooking up some goodies for the judges in hopes to win over their taste buds.

Today we had her first sewing meeting. Since I sew myself and she loves to watch, she was a bit familiar with how it worked although she had never sewn anything. She had them sew little rice filled heart pillows that you can warm up for sore muscles or whatever. I told Alex when we got home she could play with mine some. So tonight she made 2 beanbags (with kids you can never have enough of those!!) and a little blanket for Dominic's Burger King Icat. She's hooked. lol

7 comments:

Jen P said...

I was a brownie too. Alex looks like she enjoys sewing!!

Chels said...

Awww how cute. By the way Congrats....I'm out of the loop, because I had no idea! ;-)

Sara said...

That is so cool. I know nothing about 4-H. Tell me more!

Rhonda said...

That is just so awsome!!! I was never in 4H, but had several friends that were and help them out at fair time all the time!!!!! She will have a great time!

Sabrina said...

Thanks Chelsea!

Sara- I'd love to tell you more about 4-H but I really am so new myself I don't know everything. Basically 4-H is a program that teaches kids life skills and leadership. Alot of people associate it with Farm and Ag because of the projects. But basically the kids pick projects to learn about and then compete in the state fair. Next year I know Alex will want to do digital photography because she loves taking pics. They can learn to crochet, work on engines, sew, shoot guns for sport, etc.

Here's the 4HUSA site.
http://www.4husa.org/index.php

Kristi Ann said...

LOVE it. I wish I had a sewing machine.

I wanted to be in 4H clubs too...but they didnt have them in Hawaii at the time....so I could just read and "pretend" :)

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