Rachel's long awaited day has arrived! Today she got to sit at my sewing machine and begin learning to sew on it. She did a marvelous job; she takes to things quite quickly.
You can see how intent she is! We are using the little book pictured below. I really like this book. It starts you out doing mazes and dot to dot puzzles using the sewing machine. She did two of these exercises on paper and then I gave her two pieces of cloth to sew together that will become a pillow for a doll. She did so well, I think we will make a little quilt for her doll together. It's a happy day!
Her is my progress on the swap quilt. The rows are complete and I have done half of the first border. I will be doing a double border. The backing has been sewn together as well. It is slow going. After one piece of border is cut, sewn and ironed my back is protesting loudly! But I am thankful to be able to do it at all!