Wednesday, January 23, 2008

good things

My twelve year old couldn't wait to show me what he will be doing in school.
Sewing an apron!!! He knew how excited I would be. I actually think he is looking forward to it too. I remember my home-ec class like it was yesterday. We started in eighth grade, and made a jacket, with a zipper. I wore mine. (Of course, I did.)

(winter whites photo, day 3)
Thanks so much for the concern regarding my car. I will be without a car for a few days, which might just be a good thing. A good thing for my tangled yoke.

31 comments:

So Much Fun said...

Yea! Sewing an apron, too fun, now you get to pick out a cool fabric, right? Fun...we never had home-ec, wish we did.
Keep up the strong efforts with the tangled yoke...and no more distractions!

Molly said...

Believe it or not, I sewed a ghetto-blaster pillow in 8th grade! I wish so badly that I still had it. I actually didn't sew again until just this year, and now I'm completely obsessed.

I enjoy your site!

Telmah said...

I'm extremely thankful for my middle school sewing class. It really helped give me a creative outlet, and ultimately led to learning to knit! I hope your son enjoys it.

Mo'a said...

Your winter whites are wonderful...I love the table with the hands, the cups and teapot...now that is a great image.
Sewing in sixth grade is good, my son made a soccer ball pillow :)

kim said...

Oh, I remember Home Ec like it was yesterday, except... I would take all my stuff home and have my mom finish it. I wonder why I only knit and don't sew...

Love the snowy shot.

The_Add_Knitter said...

How funny, I was a home ec disaster! The teacher berated me often for not taking pride in my work:(

leslie said...

so fun. glad he's excited. i loved sewing with the boys in home ec class. i'm sure you'll post a picture of the finished project. i'm sure.

Sarah Jackson said...

Oh my, I remember home ec class! I wish they still had it. I went for probably 15 years from home ec until the next time I touched a sewing machine and I still remembered how to thread it. I was amazed.

I'm looking forward to seeing your tangled yoke. Mine is ready for some cabling and I'm a little afraid. Maybe you'll give me courage!

nova said...

I so (sew! ha) wish there was a home ec class somewhere in my schooling, it was never available at the geeky magnet schools I spent my formative years in. Unfortunate, as I would have learned some very useful skill that I am trying to teach myself now. Have fun!

Yarn It said...

Car stresses are one of the worst! But at least your tangled yoke will benefit from it ;0).

I think that is great your boy is going to sew! My son had to hand sew something in class and thought it was cool....that impressed me. Maybe your son will take after you!

Meggie said...

I'm glad that Charlie is excited about making his apron. Kids learn so many useful, practical things in that class...if they only pay attention and do well. Glad that Pitch came to your rescue when your car got sick. I hope it's nothing too serious.

Knitterella said...

Oh how fun! I bet he loves it.

I loved Home Ec.

La Cabeza Grande said...

My project when I was 12? A peter-pan collared blouse with set in sleeves. I wish we had made aprons.

Louise said...

I can remember making my school apron. White with our names stitched in red! I can't wait to see your son's!

td wool design said...

i'd be ok without a car for a few days. taxi mom on vacation! enjoy the "nothing-to-do" but knit time! ...we wish:)

Amy said...

My first project in home ec was a patchwork pillow... I was so proud of that pillow despite the fact that you could see the cheap multi-colored stuffing right through the (horrible) fabric!

But you can bet I used the skills I learned to go home and make about a thousand hair scrunchies!

Knitserland said...

Yeah, an apron!! That was my first sewing/home ec project too. Oh, what strange memories that brings back from the 7th grade;)

We later made pants. Totally embarrasing! I remember we were all sent to the bathroom to put them on and wear them for the entire class to see. *blush*

Be sure to show pictures of your sons apron when it's done!

Denise said...

Oh that will be fun, I do hope you'll share his 'creation' with us :)
I was never any good at sewing, just didn't take to it at all - much prefer knitting;)

Cinnamonamon said...

That's so cool! I hope he enjoys it. They did away with home ec a year or two before I got into high school. They replaced it with "food science." Ugh. lol

Love the pics. :)

gkgirl said...

i think i made a doll
out of pantyhose
and yarn....
but my memory could be wrong...
:)

amandajean said...

can't wait to see your son's apron!

Leslie said...

Oh, my wonderful memories of home-ec. I remember sewing an apron, a plaid jumper, and even a bathing suit -- which I WORE!

tiennie said...

I'm so glad he's excited about it! I wish I had gotten a chance to take home-ec.

Katie said...

love these winter white photos!

Michele said...

oh this is a great post! reminds me of my home ec sewing project - a navy dress with large white daisies on it (hey it was the 60's). it was hideous and i only wore it once to a funeral. i'm sure your son will do much better than i did.

cheering you on with your tangled yoke, you can do it.

Amber said...

My son has taken up knitting again recently and it makes me smile everytime I see him knitting...

TLCknits said...

Ahh. home-ec... last year my twins sewed a pillow.. this year...they've graduated to 'boxer shorts!'... :) Although apparently our schools determined that Home Economics was not PC, so they renamed it here FAC (Family and Consumer Science)....;o)

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Sarah said...

Awesome, I don't think kids do that kind of thing in school here anymore.
I will enjoy seeing what he does. No doubt he will have the best fabric of any of his peers.

MadMad said...

I love it that boys get to take Home Ec, too, and not shop or whatever the "male equivalent" is. That is awesome - and I'm sure he'll have the coolest fabric, too!

Kaet said...

i wish i was in that home ec class! i think that it is really really cool he is so excited...it says a lot about how you have gifted the kids with an appreciation and love of hand made things!