Sunday, October 28, 2007

SUNDAY SEWING CLASS...GRANDDAUGHTER STYLE!!!

Madison has been asking and asking me to teach her how to sew!! I have been so busy that finally today we both got together. I started out trying to explain the machine. She picked that up really fast. Then we went on to sewing a straight stitch. She practiced and practiced but she loved putting the 6" squares together so much that i was totally surprised how straight her stitches were!! I think she is a natural!!
She hated having to pin them together but she understood right away about fronts together!! I was just amazed at her skill and listening. Also how long she stuck with it too. Remember she is only 9!!
Here you can see that she is really trying hard to get the material to cooperate with her. She had to get the hang of holding onto the material just right so she could make a straight stitch!!

As you can see she did stick with it and did a great job!! Wow!! I am the most surprised grandma. She is the first of my granddaughters to ask me to teach her how to sew!! My old machine is still cooperating too. I have had it for a LONG time now!!


Here she is with her completed patches all sewn together all by herself!! I was just AMAZED!! Don't you think she did a great job!!?? Sorry I am a proud grandma!! I love all of my grandchildren very much!!

25 comments:

Saija said...

i don't know who had more fun - you or Madison! :o)

cool! you are making some truly lovely memories there ...

blessings on you!

Sandra said...

Love sewing and this is just precious :)

Denise said...

Such lovely memories were made today for you two, love you my friend.

Linda said...

What wonderful memories you made today. I hope you are recording these events to be cherished many years from now. How lucky to have your grandchildren close by. Mine are 6 hours away.

PEA said...

Well I am VERY impressed at how well she did for this being her first try at the sewing machine...she certainly is a natural at it! I just love all the squares she put together. My mom was quite a seamstress and made all my clothes while I was growing up...unfortunately she didn't pass on the sewing genes to me...all I do is hem pants! lol Please tell Madison for me that she did REAL GOOD!!! xox

Lulu said...

she did a great job..
what a cutie she is too..

Julie said...

Great job Maddie:) Looks really nice. Now you can sew for me haha;)

Talk..to..Grams said...

She really did a good job! You should have been a teacher!! You have a knack to be able to explain things! As she learns how she will have this for a life time!!I am impressed! Blessings, Carolyn

Melli said...

WOW!!! GO Madison!!! That is sO cool! You should have her make it into a quilt - for a doll or something! (or just a few more squares and it could be a baby quilt for a needy infant in the hospital!)

Oldqueen44 said...

Way to go Madison. Good teaching Gramy

Jennifer said...

She did a GREAT job!! I'm impressed both at her skills and at your teaching abilities! I don't know if Rachel would have been that patient...I'm very proud of Miss Maddie! :)

Amazing Gracie said...

I used to spend Sunday afternoons after church with my grandmother. Those are very precious memories to me now.
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~~~Blessings~~~

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi sandy, wow... Madison did a super job, but then she had a super grandma teaching her.She could mount this in a picture frame and hang on her bedroom wall.I am busy here in Atlanta, and will be going to Curves shortly..Talk later, Love ya, Barb

Lazy Daisy said...

Woo Hoo! Great job by both of you. Loved the pictures too. Sounds like a natural to me too.

T*mmy said...

Wonderful work Miz Madison!
=)

Susan said...

She did a great job! I tried and tried to learn and I simply am not patient enough to sew anything! And the straight line thing throws me EVERYTIME!

I think it's so neat that you two did this together. I remember my Grandma teaching me to cross stitch. That will forever be a special memory for me. And I'm sure this will be a special memory for Madison.

Hugs to you!!

:-)Susan

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

This takes me back to memories of my grandmother and myself..

tears....

precious memories....she'll always remember

your are such a blessing

Glo said...

Great post and very special memories.

Peggy said...

and she will have the memory of grandma teaching her. What a blessing we have in grandchildren

Cynthia said...

She did so well and such a wonderful teacher to have! Those special bonds with granchildren are a true blessing!!

Donetta said...

Look at those corners matched Great job. How loving of you to teach her.

Hootin'Anni said...

Now that would make ONE great wall hanging in Grandma's home, I think!!!!!

Mary said...

Wow! I agree. She is a natural. Give her my congratulations. She did a GREAT JOB! I'm very impressed and I agree that this should be made into a wall hanging for Grandma's house.

Have a great week.

Heart of Rachel said...

What a terrific way to bond with your granddaughter. It must have been fun teaching her and heartwarming to see how much she has learned in such a short time. Bravo to her lovely work!

Nonna said...

Looks like you have a little seamstress on your hands! What sweet memories. She will always remember you showing her the basics of sewing.