Monday, September 27, 2010

The first meeting of the year is always the worst!

We had our first meeting of the year last week, and I felt like it was pretty chaotic. The girls were excited to see each other and so I had a hard time getting them calmed down and focused on the meeting. We started out by talking about the summer and practicing the promise and the law. Then we started the Daisy Journey book, working through the character introductions and workbook pages. We officially started our simple sewing projects with our pin cushions and water-bottle carrier bags. The sewing machines were not all agreeing with us, so it was interesting to say the least.

I look forward to our meeting this week where Faith will earn her individual patch for animal tracks, we will read the first chapter of the book, plant our herb gardens and finish our pin cushions by gluing a fancy ribbon around them. I purchased a small sewing kit with enough mini-spools of thread to give the girls each 2 colors. I would like to give them each a needle-threader but have yet to find that many of them.

Rather than transport the sewing machines back and forth, which seems to upset how well they run, Sammi and I sewed the water-carrier bags and they are now ready for each girl to do her tying and glue on her patch identifying it as hers.