Thursday, October 28, 2010

Soccer and Sewing

This last Saturday marked the end of Isabelle’s soccer season!! The girls had an excellent coach and they worked very hard all season and showed great improvement. They were very excited to be in the championship game for the 4/5th grade girls in their league. Even more exciting is they won the championship game and took home the trophy for 1st place!! Congratulations “Blue Jay Girls”!

Isabelle has also had the blessing of taking sewing lessons the last couple years from a great teacher and friend, Mrs. Dickson! Last year Shelley tagged along to quite a few lessons and finished some projects. This year she has been going more consistently and has greatly benefitted from Mrs. Dickson’s teaching also. Jamie is such a blessing to the girls and myself, and is an excellent teacher. A few years ago I wanted to really learn how to sew and she tried to teach me! I did make some projects including, a corduroy jumper dress that turned out adorable that both girls have worn, but let’s just say that Isabelle and Shelley are quickly on their way to surpassing my sewing abilities… fact probably already have! I am so glad that younger ones learn quicker and retain more! Isabelle has made doll dresses, doll quilts, baby quilts, cross stitch projects, pillowcases, cuddle blankets, mends our socks and whips out other little projects! Shelley has made doll quilts, doll dresses, embroidery projects and now finished this most recent doll quilt. A fun little note is that since Shelley is not ready for the machine yet, she carefully hand sewed this quilt. This is an especially sweet accomplishment when we consider her extremely shaky hands when we first brought her and William home to us and their "forever home". Times like these are blessed reminders of the work the Lord has done in their little lives and in ours since we brought them home for adoption almost 5 years ago.  It is a joy to see her perseverance and steadfast work on such a project! These lessons with Jamie have helped to blossom such creativity in our girls!  Jamie has really shared her knowledge, her time and her heart with them and I am so thankful that she is instilling in them skills that will last a lifetime!


  1. Yeah Isabelle!! What beautiful handiwork, ladies!! Although seemingly impossible, having your daughters surpass your skills is a good thing... :o)!!

    Hope you're having a good week, sweet friend. Sooo thankful for you!!

    Love, Sara

  2. Wow! The girls' sewing skills are amazing...what beautiful projects they've made! I am very impressed. Precious pictures. Thank you for sharing. :)

  3. Thanks gals, I will share your comments with the girls. Sara....same to you dear friend!

  4. Congrats to the Blue Jay Gals and Isabelle. And great work Shelly. I am so proud od you both. Hugs and Kisses from Idaho

  5. I had no idea your little ones were adopted! How lucky for them to be blessed with you as parents!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Good to hear from you. :)

    My Hosanna (now 14) loves to sew and crochet. She doesn't use any patterns, and makes amazing blankets, stuffed toys, and now is making little sun dresses to go in Christmas Boxes (to be sent overseas). She took a class or two, and then just took off on her own.

    Read quite a bit of your blog last night. Good to catch up with your family.

    Hope your day is BLESSED!


  7. I love the sewing projects!! Soon you'll have some crochet projects to share ;)

  8. Yes they will Jod.....and Jamie is teaching Shelley to knit now!