The sound of the sewing machine is a constant in our house. These days, it's not just me! My daughter has FINALLY been bitten by the sewing bug. Foxes, kitties, pouches, bags, backpacks, owls… the list goes on. Every day there are several new projects completed. Above is the teeniest smattering of her prolific-ness.
I've been teaching her friends to sew for years, while my daughter has reluctantly followed along. Her heart has never been in it, she just wanted to make her friends happy. She's a good egg. But something happened last week in Stitch*Craft, and that girl may never be the same. She sees the potential in every piece of fabric, sliver of ribbon, awaiting button. Over the years, she's been tucking away mad stitching skills and neither of us even knew it. I'm trying to contain my excitement, in case her new passion is fleeting. But as you can imagine, this mama sewer is quite thrilled! I set up a space in the sunroom with her own machine, and she sits there for hours. She even had to sew her chair a little cushion… or butt pillow, as she calls it. Oh, to be ten again! I'm organizing my thoughts around a blog post on sewing with the 9-12 year olds. I've learned so much!
Today we are heading to my mother's sewing studio at her barn. Grandma has just arrived and my girl has her first date on the machine that I learned to sew on… with my first sewing teacher. Oh- it's all so good!