Wednesday, September 8, 2010

a stitch in time

Did I tell you that Ryenne has the coolest 4-H leaders? 
Coolest.  Ever.  (Hands down.)

Our club is called "A Stitch In Time", and I think it is nothing short of a miracle that we ended up involved with Robyn and Jan, the club leaders.  Besides being super talented, they are genuinely good people with a great outlook on life and what really matters.  (Along with the sewing expertise, they serve some fabulous parenting advice on the side.)

Toward the end of summer, the two of them organized a fashion show and an opportunity for the girls to model amazing clothing from the past century.  Jan has quite a collection of authentic clothing, shoes, and hats.  Check out some of these. . .

Seriously, who still has clothing like this? 

Along with giving the girls the opportunity to learn confidence and poise, it was fun to hear Jan's commentary about each decade and why certain styles developed.  A great little history lesson on fashion in the 20th century!

A few weeks later, Ryenne participated in the 4H fashion review.  She entered the Decorate Your Duds contest, for which she made some cute fabric flowers to use as accessories on her clothing or in her hair.  Following the fashion review, she entered them in the fair and received a State Fair ribbon. 
Thanks to Robyn and Jan for another great year of 4-H!  Kate is already looking forward to being able to participate next year.  We can't wait to see what the future holds!  

No comments: