“Look Mom, I’m Sewing!”

Recently, our patients at Georgetown participated in Operation Sock Monkey, creating hand- sewn sock monkeys to donate to kids affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many of the kids had never picked up a needle and thread before so this project provided an opportunity to learn a new skill.

One little girl was especially excited as she learned to sew for the first time. She called her mom over to watch her make her tiny pink stitches.  As she sewed the first leg of her sock monkey she exclaimed, “Look Mom! I’m sewing!”.  Her mom took pictures and there were many “Oos” and “Ahhs” as we all shared in this exciting first-time experience.

As an art therapist (and someone who loves to sew!) it was a joy to witness and share in this little girl’s first experience of sewing.