Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Playdate...

...with a free sewing lesson thrown in.
We hid from the hideously hot weather in the air-conditioned comfort of the studio today, and invited along some little friends to play.  My girl is indeed MY girl... she took the opportunity to teach her little friend to sew on the new kid-friendly machine.

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!!
Yep.  That's my girl.  Always up for a new direction.

*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.

6 comments:

Andi said...

There's a Yiddish word 'naches' (say it like you have to clear your throat)
It doesn't translate well to English but means something like great joy and pride, often as derived from ones offspring.
I can tell that your girl gave you great naches yesterday. 
Xxx

travellersyarn said...

I think that the book is available for less if you look it up on booko.com.au...

Thanks for the enabling - is the kids sewing machine good? I've been wondering about one for my kids...

Liam's Mummy said...

I LOVE that you bought that book when your little girl was so young. She never really stood a chance against your indoctrination, did she? Maybe she is keen to teach too, just like her mum.

Breakfast Jo said...

You must be thrilled that the Wee girl takes such an interest in your 'passion'. No doubt she will be the envy of all her non sewing friends, in the not too distant future. I had to wait til my eldest girl was in her twenties, before she got interested in what I did. I'm still waiting for my 'baby'to get the 'bug'. Back to the work room for me today. I've had enough of a break now, time to get motivated. Happy New Year!!

Fer said...

Love it!

Katherine said...

Woot! Woot! You must be busting your buttons off your shirt front with pride. Sounds like your program of sewing indoctrination has really taken root. hee hee Well, done, mama.