Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rockin' the Sweatshop

Look at this. Look at it because I can't stop. Honestly! She's sewing in rose colored glasses. We agreed to help some sister Daisy Girl Scouts by sewing patches on their tunics as a project to break in her new sewing machine from Grammanina. At the same time, she had homework to make a hat for National Hat Day. She's wearing the mock-up of her hat in this photo. I was never, nevernevernever, as complex as this young lady.
We freed her machine from its Styrofoam prison and she loaded up orange thread to contrast the blue fleece of her hat.

Then she wound the bobbin and snipped the thread. My machine winds the bobbin in a totally different manner, so this was a learning experience for both of us. George then threaded the machine for sewing.
And after a few mangled stitches, she asked if we could go back to my machine. So we did because I'm not about frustrating the kiddos. Well, not at this particular time anyway. Sew, sew, sew.
Lift pressure foot and turn.
Sew, sew, sew.
Sew, sew, sew.
And so! Three Daisy tunics all patched up and after a quick thread change, one hat seamed up and accented in orange. She makes sewing cool. YAY Baby Girl! You rock my world.

1 comment:

  1. Look at that sweet face! So proud, so brave, so accomplished! Thank you so much for sharing these pics! Pretty incredible...My Grandma said to me when I had my first that the love we Mothers give our kids is the love we store up to give away as we get older. I think it may be true.

    You must be one proud Momma!

    ~tracy

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