13 October 2011

Little Sister Sews!

I decided over the summer that even though I knew I wanted my girls to learn to sew, I was not going to get it done on my own.  Truthfully, I'd much rather just sit down and sew stuff myself than show them how and then watch them go through the painstaking process of learning.
So I enlisted the help of my Mom.  We have now spent a couple different days going to Grandma's to sew.  Big Sister (I really think she's getting old enough for a new blog name) has a quilt started.  She is less than thrilled with the whole sewing thing.
But finish it she mush - Mom and Grandma said so. Besides , she needs it for her bed!
Middle Sister is starting on some cross stitch and doing well with it.
Little Sister is the one who has, so far, really taken to it.  Might be just the age or maybe, just maybe, she will follow in her mama's footsteps?!!
After the first day I could hardly get her stopped.  Every time I turned around she needed me to:  thread a needle, tie off thread, untangle thread, thread a needle, tie off thread...

Here are 3 small bags she made by hand.  All I had to do was show her once and she'd say "OH!!" and off she'd go to sew it up.  She figured out the handles on her own.

Here she is with her 'mouse'.  I know you can't see it well but this was the pose she chose.

Here's a better shot...

And here's an even better shot.  This is one of 2 or 3 mice she has made. I've lost count.
This week she started on a 9 patch doll quilt.  I made one when I was in kindergarten.  I still have it.  I remember taking the needle up and down several times before pulling it on through.  I remember getting as many stitches on that needle as absolutely possible.  It was faster that way.  Does that surprise anyone?  That I was already figuring out the fastest way at 5 years old???

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Blogger deborah said...

That mouse is adorable. Tell her to sew a bag for me or a little bird-not sure I want a mouse, even though it is adorable. That's fun that she is liking to sew. You will probably get tired of thread that needs knotted or untangled! lol! I thought big sis liked sewing?!

October 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been so fun to have all of you come and I'm looking forward to the next time. I think Big Sister likes projects that get finished FAST! And this quilt project isn't fast, but she will be glad when it is on her bed.
Sure fun to see the other two being introduced to sewing and liking it. Grandma

October 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Jody said...

I'm impressed. Addie has been begging me to teach her to sew and I keep putting it off. Sewing isn't my favorite thing to do and teaching a six year old is far from fun-sounding. But as I tell my children, life isn't always fun! Guess I need to get to teaching...

October 14, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

And that mouse is far cuter than any of the mice I've ever seen.

October 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Your girls will have special memories of this time spent with Grrandma! My girls spent a day a week with my dear MIL learning to sew and they love to sew to this day! They both made their wedding dresses and did all the dresses for the little girls in their weddings. Even if they don't all have a love of sewing, the time your mother is investing in them is very precious!

October 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM  

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