Let me clarify my sewing skills for a quick second. I can hand sew and can make a cute little hand bag. I can also occasionally sew a seam with a machine or maybe, just MAYBE sew a pillow.
So I said "yes, I love sewing!". I am now signed up to teach a sewing class every Monday night to help these refugees learn a job skills. Ohhh the pressure!
I had my first sewing class this past Monday. We did hand sewing and it was quite successful! I had two students, a man and woman from Somalia. My first night included 'a call to prayer' by the woman and me twiddling my thumbs from not knowing what to do. It also included the man cheering in his native language because he has been looking for a class for 5 years.
I plan to document this hilarious journey...this 6 month class to be exact. How do I always get myself into these situations!?
*design found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bubbo-tubbo/385691331/