I decided to take a break from sewing. Work in the yard. Get caught up on some web and graphic design.
The summer coordinator at the Old Homosassa Learning Center had this really great idea to make covers for over the back of the chairs that the kids use. She and her assistant went to Goodwill and bought 25 pillowcases. The kids would personalize them and then “own” that chair. At the end of every day, that kid would clean that chair. (Because there is a lot of stuff on those chairs after their crafting and science projects.) And put their lanyard and other camp stuff in there. At the close of summer camp, all their projects would go inside and close with a drawstring.
The pillowcases didn’t actually fit over the chairs. So I “volunteered” to fix the problem.
Here’s 16 of the pillowcases with a drawstring top and ties to attach them to the bar on the back of each chair. Next year the sewing workshop will make “custom” bags that fit the chair.
The kids range from 6-years-old to 12-years-old. I thought we’d hear a lot of “I can’t do it” from the little ones but they just jumped in and started designing. When they made mistakes, they just painted over them. They get along amazingly well– probably because the coordinator keeps them BUSY.
I didn’t actually get out and work in the garden this week but I did get some photos which I thought I’d share.
It’s been a weird year. A fairly mild winter followed by a very dry spring. The summer rains started last week but rather than the typical afternoon thunderstorm it’s been raining off and on all day. Plants that usually thrive are failing and those that just get by are bursting with blooms. I have a hibiscus that is usually a bush that has turned into a tree and a rose of Sharon that has never done well can’t stand up now because of the blooms that are weighing it down.
But it’s still REALLY pretty!