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Friday, July 16, 2010

Thank You in a Bag

The cleaners at my school work extremely hard. They are the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at the end of the day. In addition to working so hard, they are also incredibly sweet and kind ladies. It amazes me that they can maintain such positive attitudes! Every morning I'm greeted with a smile.

When I noticed that the ladies carry their belongings in shopping bags, it gave me an idea of how to say "thank you" for all of their efforts this year. The idea began to grow when I realized that I could also turn the situation into a sewing lesson for Ms. Sarah! How perfect!

We got busy on our project of sewing four reversible market bags. It was a process involving a broken sewing machine, absent straight pins, and multiple hours... but it was successful! And I must say that Ms. Sarah's sewing skills are coming along quite nicely... if only we could get her sewing machine to function properly!

My favorite bag is the blue with yellow stripes, but I think they are all fun patterns and colors. Thank you Ikea textiles department.

You wouldn't know it from their smiles here... but the maids were really excited and grateful for their gifts.

I'm looking forward to seeing them again this fall!

1 comment:

Billy Jim said...

You are SO thoughtful.
Very nice!