Monday, March 29, 2010

"And I Made My First Block on the Sewing Machine!"

My little Sweet Pea was here for the past month, and what a fun time we had! She got to use my sewing machine for the first time...and at age 4, that's a pretty big deal! My little travel machine, a Janome Jem 760, is just perfect for her...especially since I can slow the speed way down for her to learn to sew. Her first block was a simple strippy block, and she LOVED the process of picking her strips and sewing them on. The blocks are 12-1/2" and she was able to make 2 that day (we were at a Project Linus sewing day, so her blocks will be made into a quilt for another child who needs a blanket). Her enthusiasm spilled over into the following days and weeks, where she daily asked to sew! She also enjoyed her first Shop Hop, where she eagerly collected new fabrics for future projects. I am so excited to have another quilter in the family! She also made her Mom and her soon-to-be Auntie Rachel custom potholders! She drew her art work on squares of muslin, and then was able to sew simple borders on the squares. They are so cute, don't you think!

Oh...and while my little Sweet Pea was here, she learned to use her scissors...to cut her own hair!! Not suppose to happen at Grandma's!! Her Mom will be taking her to the hairdressers for her first haircut.

8 comments:

Connie W said...

How wonderful!!! Both the little lady and the little quilt are beauties. :)

Barbara said...

Oh, this is a precious post. Your little Sweet Pea is beautiful, just like the results of her drawing, and newly acquired cutting and sewing skills! She's obviously very proud of her block -- she's practically wearing it! So cute! I have a 3 yr. old grand-daughter who visits, and I can't wait to see if she's interested in learning too -- will try in about a year. Too funny that little Sweet Pea got very brave with those scissors!

The Other Barb said...

How precious is this picture! I think the potholders so priceless. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your little Sweet Pea, haircut & all :)

Briarose said...

love, love, love the potholders! Think I'm going to get my grandson the make some as well.....

Liz said...

Oh Conni, she is getting so big! I bet you had so much fun.

Robin said...

omg she is just too precious Conni!!! and her potholders are just fabulous!! that is just too much about cutting her own hair...I think we all did it at some point as children! LOL Just sorry it had to happen at YOUR house! LOL

Laura-IH said...

LOL! What goes through kids' heads when they do that, "Hmmm...I wonder if these scissors can cut hair? Let's find out!" Her potholders are cute. What a little artist!

Lindah said...

Such a little darlin'! How neat to have all that fun time with Grandma. Sewing like that at 4 --there will be no stopping her.

Blessings!
Linda H (bpf)