...with a free sewing lesson thrown in.
I was heartened to hear nothing but encouraging words from the little teacher and lots of giggles from both girls. The little sewing newbie was put through the Winky Cherry* training programme of sewing along straight, curved, crooked and squiggly lines on paper, before she was allowed to sew on fabric. By the end of the day, the girls made a moon (of sorts) and a teddy-bear (ish) and had a lovley time, altogether.
The four year old younger sister got to play with fancy stitches on the fancy-schmantzy Bernina. Their mother and I caught up on a long-overdue chat, in between sewing and glue-and-glitter activities. Great stuff.
When the visitors left, the wee girl noticed that I'd put together a quilt top, using my test-blocks from my adventures with the Modern Quilt Blocks book. She found a whole new bag of inspiration!!
*My goodness! Since when did that Winky Cherry book get so expensive?! Santa brought it to the wee girl last xmas, but I believe it was purchased when she was about 6 months old. The girl was destined to sew, I tell ya.