Yesterday I told you that Connie came to visit and sew with me over the weekend. I teased you and said we had another retreater join us on Saturday….
We did. It was my neighbor girl. She came over to see what was happening at my house. Before long she was hanging out in the quilting room with us and next I knew, Connie and I were teaching her to sew! Here she is on our $1 sewing machine.
Thankfully a blog reader had sent a bunch of scraps and in that scrap box were a bunch of charm squares. I pulled them out and let her look at them.
We showed her how to put the right sides together. We showed her how the machine works. We showed her how to line things up with the side of the machine foot. In a short time, she had this….
It’s far from perfect. The seam allowances vary. The effort she put into was really good though. I will have to keep working with her on the seam allowance.
Connie and I made a huge show of how hard she was working. We explained to her when sewing with others that you have to lay things out and see how everyone likes it. Ruby of course joined in. Can you tell that these two are friends?
Here she is showing off her finished project to Connie.
She was so happy and so proud of herself. Immediately she was wanting to sew another project….I think we’ve created a monster. I can’t thank the blog reader enough who sent the charm squares…they were here at the perfect time and were put to the perfect use. What better cause is there than teaching a young girl to sew!