Kenna has lots of friends and loves to play, play, and play some more so it's been hard to get McKenna to slow down enough and stay at home long enough so I can teach her how to sew. Well, the night before last was the perfect opportunity. Her Dad was out golfing with his brother, her two older siblings were both gone and it was just her and I on a Friday night.
This isn't Kenna's first time at the sewing machine but it is the first time that I've taken the time to make a project with her (Thanks to Lori and Kassidy for inspiring us to re-start "Sew Night" at our house and to begin creating some wonderful memories together).
I started by introducing her to my mother's sewing machine and she asked me if it could be hers and I thought why not. I told her that she could have her grandmother's sewing machine if she wanted it. She was very excited about that which makes me happy. What a great gift to give a child. The gift of learning a talent that will bless her life forever. I know because sewing and quilting has and continues to bless my life. I then showed her how to thread the machine and to fill a bobbin and then how all of the buttons worked on the machine. Then we cut out her pillow case and started to sew. My serger isn't working right now so I showed her how to make french seams and finish it off.
I've had this grouping of flannel for several years now thinking I'd make Kenna a flannel blanket but never found the time so this fabric was perfect to let her use.
What a great sense of accomplishment and she's already after me to cut out the blocks for her quilt. No rest for me but I am going to try to get some sewing in on Saturday even if it kills me. The housework can wait (again) and the dishes are done so that's one thing I can say I did (I wrote this post on Friday to be posted after midnight on Sunday).
Have a great weekend and I hope you accomplish some of the things you wanted to do.