October 22, 2007

Sewing with Mammy

My 7-yr. old granddaughter decided she was ready to learn to sew. She decided to make a little quilt for her little baby doll. We looked through my basket of nickle squares and guess what colors she picked? Pink and Purple, of course! We arranged them on the table to her liking and then the sewing lessons began! She was so excited and quite the good student. After explaining how to work my featherweight, I sew a couple of blocks together and then she got busy. She was really concentrating matching right sides and sewing straight seams. She was learning to not only sew the blocks together, but to chain-piece as well. Once she sewed blocks together, she then cut the blocks apart with such precision!
She learned out to set the seam with the iron, finger press, and press with the iron. I was very proud of her as she was being ever so careful! Every step she did, she would stop, clap her hands and say "Mammy, I'm sewing! I'm just like you!" She then asked me, "can I have that little black sewing machine of yours?" LOL!



Of course, this grandmother or "Mammy" as they call me, was beaming from ear-to-ear. Why, that child couldn't do anything wrong that afternoon. We didn't get finished with the project as we had to go meet her Mom so she could go home, but we will get it finished and I'll post a picture of the final product.

10 comments:

Sweet P said...

Congrats on coaching a new quilter. I can't wait to see her finished quilt.

swooze said...

What fun! My nerves can't handle my dd sewing but I do need to get he back to it soon!

Mary said...

How wonderful! You can see the pride on her little face!

Helen in the UK said...

How wonderful that you are spending time to create this project together :)

julieQ said...

How much fun she is having. Good job you guys!!

julieQ

Kathy Wagner said...

She is adorable! On Wendy's blog ("Snippets of a Quilter") she wrote about her daughter becoming interested in quilting and you have a granddaughter starting...it's just great!

Jeanne said...

Such a wonderful memory you have made with your granddaughter as well as starting a new quilter. She's adorable.

Kathy said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments! She is a sweet girl and we have lots of fun together!

Angela said...

What precious memories you are making.

KCQuilter said...

How wonderful!!! A new quilter in the making. And such great memories for her. Loved this post.