March 22, 2009

Can Do the You Buttonhole Stitch?

My granddaughter spent the weekend with me. On Saturday night, I was working on my "A Tisket A Tasket" BOM #3 doing the buttonhole stitch. She was watching me and asked me to teach her how. As it was late, I told her it would be Sunday's project. Camryn decided she wanted to make a heart for her mom. She said "she does so much for us". Is that sweet or what???
She picks her fabric and we draw the heart and fuse it down on the background. I did a demo of the buttonhole stitch and she went to stitching -- a born natural! Here she is really concentrating.

She said "Mammy, do you ever stick your finger with the needle?" I told her "sure do and that is just part of handsewing -- it happens sometime".


She was really on top of her stitches. She said "this is really fun and now I know why my Mammy is always sewing". I was beaming with pride. She told me she was just about to cry she was so excited.

Check out those tuquoise fingernails! She and her Mom had a 'girl day' on Monday and they both went and had a pedicure and manicure. She loved it!!


After she completed the handstitching, I cut the borders and she sewed them on. I didn't get pictures of this because she was sitting in front of me at my Janome 10001. I wasn't about to turn her loose on that machine......hehehehehe. She then signed her work and I put the backing on and we have a finished product for Mom which measure 8 x 8 inches.


Camryn has done some sewing before on my featherweight, but I think she just got hooked on the handembroidery! Woo Hoo! A new sewing buddie!

11 comments:

Kim said...

Very Cute! It looks like she enjoyed herself and I know her mom will love it.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Great Job! Another future artist in the making. :D

Pat said...

Her heart is WONDERFUL! What a cutie she is and a sweetheart, too. How old is she? She seems like a quilter in the making...that's for sure! Lucky YOU!

Teresa said...

Camry - its beautiful and I know your mom will treasure it forever.

And Mammy...Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway and to you on having such a fun and interesting blog to follow.

Millie said...

She is so cute and did a great job with the blanket stich.

Cindy said...

Who has the biggest smile - Camryn, Mammy or Mommy? A born seamstress!!

MOLLY said...

Such a great Mammy you are!! Great Job Cam! Keep this up and that Featherweight will be yours really soon!!

hetty said...

Great job! A future quilter in the making. That's a good thing!

Tara said...

It's adorable--I'll bet her mom treasures it for years to come!

Tozz said...

How clever is she!! it looks Ab Fab!! I know her mum will treasure it forever. I know I would :)

Jerri said...

This is so great. I wish Emily had the patience to do this. You Lucky Duck. Camryn is so beautiful.