The girls were so eager to start making things that all throughout the week they would hurry & grab their fabric at the start of a new project & just start cutting stuff. I stressed the importance of proper planning & sketching out their ideas first. I showed them the style bag we would start with and explained how to operate the sewing machine. I stood next to each girl as it came to her turn on the machine and repeated step by step instructions on what to do. The days were long, but went by fast. One day feels like 3 and you do a lot, but feel like you're beginning again each moment. We weren't able to locate the power cord for their Kenmore, so we were down to just the Brother & Janome. With 13 girls to 2 machines, it was a true test of their patience! A few of the girls wanted to do my hair. We got to talking about family & they asked to see pictures of my kids, then of my mom. Then of my kids again. They said they wished they were my sisters or my daughters. When they were done they said I could pass for a Belizean. I realized tonight as I head to bed that all of them are searching for a mom.