Thursday, July 29, 2010

LIFE JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.....

When you see a smile like this......see the since of accomplishment in a person....well...it just doesn't get any better than this.

This is one of my new friends with the non profit. After she learned to do the tote on Tuesday, she went home and made four. If you look real close, she changed the pattern up some....now that is being creative savy. Change it up and make it your own. I wish you could see it better.
This painting on top of the fabric is called elei, this gal went home and did this technique and then sewed up this beautiful bag. I truly wish you could see it. I loved it so much, she asked if I wanted it......I declined....she needs to sell her wares not give them away.
Notice the flower?

Here they are with the cosetic bags and their drawstring back packs. What a fun group of women. Sometimes there is a language barrier but we work through it. I think sewing is an international language....just point and draw.

They have a class with the Human Resources with about 25 people when they leave me on Tuesday and Thrusday. They went in Tuesday sporting all the things they made, well....everyone wanted to learn how so today they are taking their sewing machines and showing them. How fun is that? They are so eager to learn and to teach.


22 comments:

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

looks like a fun time was had by all

luv2quilt2 said...

What a wonderful legacy you've created!

JustCindy said...

Wonderful smiles. The bag is beautiful, I wish I could see it better too.

Pat said...

They sure are fast learners (OR they had a very good teacher.....nah....can't be THAT, can it?? LOL)

Gene Black said...

Barb that is so (sew) terrific! Creating a finished product is a true delight and it shows on each face.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

what pretty new friends you have--they have such pretty smiles and I can see how much they love you for helping them---
Thanks for helping them!!
Hugs, Di

Terry said...

That is so cool! :0)

Tangos Treasures said...

That's really awesome!!

Fiesta said...

Barb that is sew wonderful that they are eager and willing to share their new skills. You are a great teacher.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Beautiful women, beautiful bags and beautiful work. Their faces say it all...they are proud of what they have accomplished.

MGM

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, yes the faces of the ladies say it all!!!

Yvette said...

That is awesome! Thank you for sharing, I just loved how all this worked out.

Needled Mom said...

How rewarding for you, Barb. That is just delightful.

Sherry said...

How woundeful for you to do this. But I think you get more out of it then they do. They look so pleased with there work. Good job.

wackywoman said...

You are very inspiring to those ladies there and these ladies in blog land.

QuiltSue said...

Great bag, great smiles.

Crispy said...

Wow that purple bag is beautiful!! They certainly do look VERY pleased with their accomplishments.

Crispy

Rumi said...

Lovely women and lovely bags! How wonderful that they are spreading all the sewing love that you showed them.

Stormy Days said...

Wow, you've done a really good thing here. You must be bursting with pride. Congratulations.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

What a good thing you/they are doing! You must be a wonderful teacher because bags are not easy in my mind and it looks like you have them learning pretty quickly.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful bag! I don't think you can make anything ugly when you start with wonderful fabric. Love the cosmetic bags.

Melinda Cornish said...

they are so lucky to have you and you are lucky to have them...this is wonderful!