Thursday, January 10, 2008

And the Beat Goes On!

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!

1 comment:

Denise said...

Hey, Karen -
I have a Rachel, too! And she's 9! I also have that book, which I love. I was using it to teach a young friend some beginning sewing but maybe I need to pull it out and start using it with my Rachel.

Thanks for the reminder!