Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sewing with a 7 1/2 year old

My grandson had watched big sister working on some sewing projects after she went to sewing camp last summer and thought he wanted to learn how. I offered him sewing camp this summer but he said, no thanks, but wanted Nana to teach him. So he came over yesterday for sewing lessons. Stayed overnight and we worked more today. The kids a natural - he seemed to just 'get it' from the start. We'll do this again, later in the summer. It was really great fun!

Just playing with scraps and we (he) made a little "quilt" for the stuffed tiger,

I'd say it was pretty darn good. He made another that Nana forgot to take a photo of.

All of this hard work deserved a bit of a break so we headed to the park with the climbing wall and the tire swing and then on the way home,

If you can't tell, that says Top Pot (fabulous local doughnut shop).

And then because it is finally that time of the year (around this part of the world,)

Strawberry Shortcake Time! Yeah!

Life is good!

Addendum: 7/1/10

Here's the little quilt that he made. I sat with him and we talked about what he was doing but it was all on his own. Pretty terrific, yes?


kjquilts said...

Looks like you have another quilter in the family! Yum! We've been having strawberry shortcake too. The strawberries are huge!

Anonymous said...

He really is a talent, will be the new Kaffe Fassett? bye bye Caro

willemijn said...

Marne, how great your grandson loves sewing as well. Check my blog and see what i have made with my son.
ps. we forgot to go to the donutshop in march .....
hugs Willemijn