I love Summer with its warm sunny days filled with swimming, gardening, long walks, trips to the beach, sleeping in, Fairs to attend, and so much more. But, all good things must come to an end, and then better things follow… the FALL. I love Fall even more than Summer, with its bright Autumn colors as leaves change, cooler days, harvesting the garden, harvest festivals, and the children head back to school – but most of all I enjoy Fall because my sewing school starts back up for the season.

I must say I have the best job in the world! Sewing is my passion and teaching it to others has become my second passion. What a great feeling it is to share with others something that makes me so happy – the vanishing art of sewing. I love teaching kids to sew. It brings me such joy as I observe each child as they gain sewing skills and grow in confidence. That joy is soon surpassed as I witness the look of excitement on the children’s faces when their project actually turns out looking like it is supposed to. I am so delighted by the variety of personalities and talents of the children. Teaching children to sew is one main of the reasons I get out of bed each day.

I openly invite all to attend my Fall Open House event.


Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. at my home-based school: 6018 SE 56 Ave. Portland, Oregon 97206. Or another session may be arranged if you need.


  • Meet me of course, and learn of my passion for sewing
  • Learn about my sewing school and its classes, camps, events, and schedules
  • See examples of my students hand work – from clothing to stuffed toys
  • New students enjoy a free mini-sewing lesson and then they try out one of my sewing machines

 Sewing is more than something that is fun and exciting – it is an important life skill that you can rely on over the years. Teaching a skill like sewing makes me recall the often recounted saying, ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime’.

 Happy Fishing (Sewing)!, JoLene