Monday, July 24, 2017

Lending a Helping Hand

I am a 4-H alum from the 70s; my kids were active 4-Hers in the 90s. The club the girls belonged to is called Buckskin Stitchers and Mixers, one of the oldest clubs in Ross County, OH. The adviser, Sandy, lives just around the bend from me here in Buckskin Township, and has served as adviser for many years. She called me a couple of weeks ago to see if I would lend a hand as the group is preparing to decorate this year's fair booth. Of course, I said I would. That's part of the 4-H pledge:

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
 my heart to greater loyalty, 
my hands to better larger service, 
my health to better living 
for my club, 
my community, my country 
and my world." 
(I googled it; only one word off; not too bad!)

The activity for the meeting was to recycle old blue jeans into bags that would decorate the booth during fair week, but that could later actually be used by the members. Sounded like fun! While the members embellished, a couple other volunteers and I managed construction. Tables were heaped with sequins, ribbons, glue guns, cording, flowers, rick-rack, beads and any other manner of decorative bits one could imagine. It was so much fun watching them collaborate with one another while engaging their imagination and creativity. The pictures show just how artisitic and productive we were. Enjoy!

Have a great Monday, quilting peeps! Hope your hands are busy today!

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. What a fun project, I enjoyed just reading about it. The children all look pleased with their project. Thanks for sharing the idea.


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