The smallest quilter in the house had a very proud moment today. A finish.
.... And all done without help from a pesky sewing-teacher mother.
The pesky sewing-teacher mother was bustin' out all over with pride, watching the confident 6-year-old working her way around the improvisationally pieced quilt with the fancy-schmantzy Bernina Stitch Regulator.ahem... and a video....
Her confidence with the machine is a joy to watch, but the biggest surprise is that this has been an ongoing project since the Christmas holidays, and she has kept coming back to it. Little Miss Attention-Span-of-a-Gnat's-Eyelash has really WORKED on this project. And it's for me.... a quilt to keep my knees warm while I work on the computer.
Her independent, creative spirit inspires a cocktail of pride, hope and excitement about what the future might hold for her ..and an absolute terror of what lies ahead for me as her mother... But right now, I'm just so very, very proud of her.
She told me that the quilt is full of love...but she didn't have to tell me that.