Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Passing it on

This morning was such a delight.  I am teaching a young girl to sew and use the sewing machine she was given.  Emily is like a little sponge, full of questions, and interested in all facets of sewing and crafts. She  learned to thread her machine and how to put in the bobbin.  Then she got to sew straight stitches.  The first few rows were all over the place.  Then she got  the technique down--thread tails, pressure foot, and needle in the fabric  and she began sewing straight rows.  She was jumping for joy.  We completed a pin cushion for her first project.  I sent her home with a stack of strips to sew together, which we will turn into a pillow next week.  She called her homework assignment "fun work".    Next week  I plan to make her start a journal on each session, so she has notes to follow later on.  And she will have a place for her own ideas about what she wants to learn and do. 
It's wonderful to share what you love doing.
Happy stitching.

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of a journal for Emily to record her progress. Sounds like you are both have a fun time together.

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