Friday, December 19, 2008

Unexpected mentoring

I have a few students that are hooked on crochet and cross stitch, but my biggest accomplishment on that area came from the University. I have an "adopted" student in my class, he's the BF of a girl from Early Education class. I invited him to join us and he has learned a few things about Special Education, even though he's not formally enrolled. Well, long story short I get earlier than my students and sit to cross stitch or crochet while they arrive. Hirbin (my adoptee) keeps me company on the meantime. His mom recently had a stroke, plus his dad passed away recently, so I suggested him to give her something to distract her mind, he asked about cross stitch, I gave him the list of the materials she would need and also a small DMC kit Cristin (from SMO board) kindly sent me for the mentoring class. (Thanks to Yasmin for the picture taken in class).

Tengo algunos estudiantes que están enganchados en punto de cruz y crochet, pero mi mayor logro en esa área vino de la Univerisdad. Tengo un estudiante "adoptado", él es el novio de una estudiante de Educación Inicial. Lo invité a unírsenos y él ha aprendido algunas cosas sobre Educación Especial, aunque no está inscrito formalmente. Bueno, para no hacer larga la historia, yo llego más temprano que mis estudiantes y y me siento a bordar o tejer mientras los espero. Hirbin (mi adoptado) me acompaña. Su mamá recientemente tuvo un ACV, además su papá falleció recientemente, así que le sugerí que le diera a su mamá algo para distraerse, me preguntó sobre el bordado, le di la lista de materiales y un pequeño kit DMC que Cristin amablemente me envió para las clases de bordado. (Gracias a Yasmin por la foto tomada en clase).




His mom did not accomplished the task, because she wanted to stitch a tomato, still confused by the stroke, the kit was too small for her. Since I asked him for the picture, so I could show it on my blog, he was worried that his mom didn't do it so he stitched it himself!!! He said he learned by watching me, at first I thought he was kidding but then I flip the piece over, and yep, it look like done buy a guy lol

Su mami no pudo realizar la tarea, porque ella quería bordar un tomate, aún confundida por el ACV, el kit era muy pequeño para ella. Como le pedí una foto, para poder mostrarla en mi blog, él estaba preocupado que su mamá no lo hizo así que ¡lo bordó él mismo! Dijo que había aprendido viéndome hacerlo, al principio pensé que estaba bromeando, lugo volteé la pieza y, sip, lucía como hecho por un hombre je je




I took it home and do the finishing, as a Christmas present for him and his mom (or girlfriend, I'm no sure who will get it lol)

Me lo traje a casa y lo terminé, como un regalo de Navidad para él y su mami (o novia, no estoy segura de quien lo recibirá je je)



Isn't it wonderful?

¿No es maravilloso?

5 comments:

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on your first finish, Hirbin!

Clara said...

Hirbin, that is awesome! What an accomplishment!

Mylene said...

He did great and you finished it off perfectly. I am sure they will love it.

Annie said...

Such a great story for this time of year. The piece is looks great. Love the finishing and the stitching.

Pike said...

You have passed this great hobby to others, too; hat is great! Wishing you a merry Chistmas!