Last year, we were encouraged to learn how to sew if we did not already know. You may be wondering why? Imagine that you have a dirt bike on the field, or furniture in the tribe. What happens when, say, your dirt bike seat has a tear in it? Are you going to run to the store to buy a new Yamaha seat? That store could be days away. Next best solution: fix it yourself!
So this summer, I undertook the sewing. Or, rather, it undertook me. With the assistance of Ellen (Thanks!) I made two skirts and four pillows. And it WORKED! Since my sewing confidence had grown (believe me, I'd tried to sew in the past, only to fail) when I got here to Missouri I decided to sew a pillow for my mom:
Since I've mastered the art of pillows, they said I could move on to people. Or at least chicken leg--we had a suturing lab today! Our teacher demonstrated the steps for us, then led us through the steps. Here's a few pictures from today's lab:
We learned how to do two different stitches on our poor little chickie. A "deep stitch" is to be used when the muscle is cut, and a "skin stitch" is for surface lacerations. It was very informative, and I'm glad I had the experience!
Thanks for praying