Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TUESDAY SEW DAY!

My little friend is being goofy.....she wanted me to come back and take another picture but I loved this one. She made seven drawstring backpacks yesterday and she has 8 sold.....she is going to town with this.

I was bad, didn't take picture of our sew day today. They made drawstring purses and the little sew caddies (I try to have a small project that they can finish in minutes but I am running out of ideas).

So...I asked my friend that is over the Human Resources Dept just what the name of this organization is and what it is suppose to do and this is her response.

It is called the S.O.S program (Skills, Opportunity, and Success) funded by ARRA through the Dept of Commerce and administered by the Human Resources Dept. It is suppose to help displaced workers and find a way to stimulate the economy. The participants receive a stipend for attending and receive training for certain skills.

One of the skills is computers and 6 point presentations. I think there are 25 that are going to learn to sew.

The day I went the whole room was full of people learning the 6 point presentation.

Just thought I would throw that info out there for you.

18 comments:

call me crazy said...

Good for your friend! She looks like she had a blast sewing with you. :-)

Kim said...

Just stopping in to say hello. Looks like your having some fun here. SOS Program sounds good. Hope it's successful. :-D

Gene Black said...

Hmmm.. YOU should be getting a paycheck for teaching them then!

Pat said...

CUTE picture and your quilting speed must have rubbed off on her...I could picture you making that many bags in such a short time, too!

kpaints said...

Lookslike that sewing bug rubbed off on someone else!!! Great job!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds interesting. I love that picture of her.

Pat said...

The bags are gorgeous. It's wonderful what you're doing, Barb. Good work, my dear.
Happy Quilting!

Kim D. said...

Barb, she looks so pleased with her beautiful bags. Love the photo and again you're so generous with your time.

QuiltSue said...

You're obviously a great teacher to have her turning out that many bags so quickly.

Thanks for the SOS information. It sounds like a great idea. It will be giving the participants new skills for the rest of their lives.

Tangos Treasures said...

tee hee great picture! Looks like she had fun!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Again, good for you for helping out so! And hooray for your friend. I'm happy it's clicking and going so well for her. :D

Sandy said...

Barb, you are touching so many people's lives! It is so good to know you, you are a treasure...Sandy

Cyndi said...

Wow, seven in one day...your speed is being transferred to your students! :o) What a wonderful, fulfilling thing you are doing - I so admire you for sharing your skills and expertise with others! And I think it's great that S.O.S. program is available - very admirable!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Micki said...

The bags are beautiful, and she looks like she was having fun making them.
Micki

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love the picture! I like goofy :)

Rumi said...

Great picture!

I hope SOS is a great success!

hetty said...

Great photo! The bags are fantastic. Your little friend looks very proud of them! It sounds like a wonderful project. So generous of you to help teach them.

Melinda Cornish said...

Wow! she sold eight already.....good for her....