Today wasn't incredibly exciting. It was your average Sunday. Do laundry, make sure school stuff is ready for Monday, vacuum, clean up all the animal poop. I thought I would cut some fabric so I could start piecing a WIP that I've had just about finished cutting over a year ago. Well once I pulled everything out the wee one asked if she could stitch. I said sure. Then she said can I make my kitten a pillow? I said sure. She has never asked to make anything. She has just been practicing sewing with a needle and thread with a couple of pieces of scraps. Well today she said that she had to measure and cut equal sizes. Well hello! She really wants to sew. Little did I realize that while I have been making costumes and quilts she has really been paying attention. I asked her questions like, what do you need to do now and she would respond with the correct answers. Then I pulled out my Bernina sewing machine and let her get to work. She was so excited to be sewing on the "big" machine as she called it. She was so proud of her work! I am extremely grateful to the folks at Bernina who designed a little button that can be pushed to slow down the speed of the machine when the sewing pedal is pressed down. That made it much easier for the wee one to complete her project efficiently and safely.
day 87 I am thankful for the gift I have been able to give my daughter today. I taught myself to sew over the past few years and now I am teaching the wee one how to do the same. Next she will be making a quilt of her own!