While visiting our grand guys this past weekend, knowing I made quilts and after inquisitively watching me stitch during movie time, one of their friends really wanted me to teach him how to sew. My daughter didn't hesitate to unpack her sewing machine and we let the boys dive into a box of fabric scraps. As I sat and worked on some binding, I taught the oldest, who is nine, how to use the machine. I taught him the main parts of the machine: foot, pedal and the ol' 1/4 inch!
He was very focused, detailed oriented and caught on quickly. Well, before I knew it...
..he was quickly on his way to making all the younger boys their very own blankie, even
seeking their help when he couldn't reach the pedal himself! (Look at how focused they are!)
After busily rocking a teething baby,
...I soon returned to the kitchen to find all the older boys giving sewing a team effort!
(Is this just not adorable!!) One at the machine, another at the pedal, and one
guiding the fabric. I was so happy my daughter caught these moments for me!
By the end of the day, our guy had made four blankies for all the younger boys.
He spread them all out and I was flattered when he insisted that I join him for his finale!
(As you can see, I was busy giving our little grand guy a bath...and well,
you know how one year olds LOVE to splash and play in water!)
As if the story can't get any better....we soon realized he can earn a Boy Scout patch for his efforts!
I truly had the best weekend with these guys and loved sharing our hobby with them.