Saturday, July 21, 2012
My daughter's first project
I was sewing Wednesday evening, quilting my pillow back and top for the invisible zipper class I was going to teach today, and Hannah wanted nothing more than to sit on my lap and "help." Of course, this was frustrating as I was trying - in one of the small windows of time I had - to finish this last part. Hannah was frustrated too, as she very much wanted to try what I was doing.
My mom managed to wrangle my crying, pouting three-year-old girl out of my lap and took her into the other room where she told her a secret. Two seconds later, she came out all bouncy and happy with a secret she was not supposed to tell me. A few minutes later, I left for my first counseling session, leaving my mom to keep an eye on Hannah.
And when I returned two hours later, there was a small, wrapped package waiting for me on the table. Hannah had made me a present! I unwrapped it and found this beautiful pieced coaster. According to my mom, Hannah picked the fabrics herself, determined the order they should be in, sat on grandma's lap and guided the fabric through the machine slowly, being careful not to catch her fingers. She also operated the thread cutter button on the machine and even zig zag stitched around the outside. For being just three years old, I think she did an amazing job! I proudly put my coaster on my bedside table, where I had lacked one previously. I can't help but smile every time I look at it.
I am predicting a Hello Kitty sewing machine in this girl's future - maybe Christmas? And I hope this is the start of many more projects with mommy and grandma!
More tomorrow about our hidden zipper pillow class (and you can read about how I sewed - yes, sewed - through my index finger).