The Make Welcome women came to my house yesterday for our last sewing class of the year and a Christmas party.
baked sugar cookies and mixed up icing for cookie decorating.
And then they came! The room was a beehive of activity - sewing tote bags, diaper changing pads, and making fabric flowers.
Lots of helping happened ...
Sang finished her first project - a pieced diaper changing pad. (sorry the color's not so great in this picture).
San Aye finished her pieced changing pad, too. And then we discovered that this sweet lady that I've really come to love, who has such a struggle with the machine at times ...
...does exquisite hand embroidery! I wish you could really see the detail of these fine stitches. She gave these pillowcases that she embroidered to Julia and me. What was a gift we will both treasure! And I can't wait for her to teach the rest of us how to do these unique herringbone stitches. So much we can all learn from each other.
Meanwhile in the big room, Julia and Jenny were keeping the kids busy and happy ...
making cotton ball sheep...
(Everytime I asked Cadie to show me her cookie,
she held it right up in front of her face!)
Luke had a great time entertaining baby David Thang, who has grown sooooo much!
Ruth, who just turned 2, is a little artist.
and Julia shared some special Christmas traditions
and we read verses about the birth of Jesus in Burmese.
Sure do love these ladies.
I won't see most of them again til February, and I will miss them
but I'm excited to be heading to NY at the beginning of the year for ...