Someone jumped in the truck with his Meme and Poppi to enjoy a few days of
"Grammy Camp" after our visit for brother's first birthday:
Unfortunately, he came down with a high fever and strep throat by Monday. After a visit to the doctor, we spent the rest of our visit cozy and quiet in our PJ's. His days were restfully spent watching cartoons with Jackson by his side, building Legos with his Poppi at night along with Chicken soup for dinner to warm his little tummy.
After a few days, he and his Poppi had a whole Mindcraft Village of Legos built:
He and I had watched our share of cartoons:
And soon, hot chocolate with magic sprinkles brought a smile to his face as he got to feeling better:
Followed with an out of the blue request asking me: "Meme will you teach me how to sew?"
WILL I! So we got our butts off the couch...
First, I had him pick out some fabric (He choose Spiderman) and I put it in a hoop:
Next, I had him pick out his thread (perle cotton, with a big needle work best with a five year old.)
He picked out red, white and blue and asked me how to make "spider webs".
So I proceeded to show him how to pull the needle from the front...
...and then how to pull it to the back.
Finally, we concentrated on making small stitches:
My Ol' Grammy heart beamed when he exclaimed: "Meme this is fun!" Then, without any prompting, he started to carefully trim the edges and proudly said it was for me!
Yes! My Grammy heart if full.
Until I find a future quilt to incorporate it into, I'm planning on putting it into a little wooden hoop and hanging it in my sewing studio in memory of this very precious request.