Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Sewing Project

Our friend the auto driver found this table at a used furniture store. As near as I could learn there was not such thing as a card table in India. I wanted to build a play house for the nursery room in our new meeting house. This table worked after we had it welded here and there and stabilized in other ways. Ideas come easy but they are difficult to execute.

The next step was to sew the house. No one seems to have a sewing machine here and if they do it is the peddle with your feet type (which by the way I learned to use here. My grandmother would be happy because she tried to teach me when I was ten and I just could not do it. If you break the rhythm the machine reverses and you are sewing backwards.) Mostly men sew on the streets and the Tamil speaking tailor on our street teamed with me. I gave him about a ten minute assignment. He would run down the street and sew and return and I would give him the next step.

It worked despite the language barrier. We now have toys and a comfy place to sit for the childen. PROBLEM, we only have one child.
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Jaime said...

That is just amazing!! Your primary has a better set up than ours somehow! That grants you some major props!!

Michele said...

I love this! What a wonderful idea and the execution turned out lovely.