I told her "You can count on my son to make some pillowcases during school vacation."
It got to be Wednesday of this week and with play time, snow time, sports time and down time we hadn't touched the stack of fabrics yet.
Yesterday afternoon we got set up and started.
Together we worked. I cut the fabrics and pressed, he stitched the seams, finished the edges and flipped right sides out.
After a few finished cases he asked "Can I keep this one?" I liked that the sometimes surly, really 'cool' acting preteen still saw the value in a simple handcrafted pillowcase. But I reminded him of our mission and why we were making the cases.
After awhile I could tell he was growing tired of the sewing. And even though there were more fabrics to stitch, I didn't want to press my luck. It was time for him to do something else. But before he went off,
we stacked and counted our work. Together, we had made 12 pillowcases.
I knew he was proud and I was proud of him.
When he wasn't looking I made him this.
Today is a new day and I think we can easily tackle the next stack of fabrics.
I mentioned Operation Pillowcase to the women in Guild. I know a few members will be bringing cases to the meeting tonight. My friend Susan dropped off a stack she had made. Working together I think we can help Debra put a dent in the next call for cases. It looks like they will need 500 for the next unit.