Friday, February 26, 2010

Many hands

My sixty grade religious education class is making a quilt for a little boy who is surviving leukemia. We started this process last Fall. First with each student designing a square around the theme of friendship, then learning how to sew; both boys and girls. We have at most two meetings a month, at which the students, listen to lessons, read, create banners and sew when there is time.

Last week I looked at the calendar and realized that we have 5 meetings left, and the squares needed a whole lot more than 5 meetings worth of sewing. For when the designs are finished, they need to be pressed, and sewn into strips. Which can then be sewn into a quilt top, to be made into a simple quilt.

Two days ago I pulled out the pile of hoops and started working a little on each project. Not to finish the projects for the students, but to give them a helping hand. Today I brought the project bag to the Friday morning knitting group so that I could continue on one or two of them. When the ladies saw what I was doing, each took up a hoop and lent a hand.

I am so touched by the generosity of the students and that of these women. It's a good day.

1 comment:

Tammy H. said...

What a nice idea and what a nice group of people to lend a hand. Gives one faith in humanity.