precious little girls have been up to
over the summer break...
This coming week they are heading back to school
after 7 weeks of Summer Holidays
Unfortunately for them I only had 2 weeks off over the Christmas and New Year break
but then on the other hand they were very excited to help me out in the studio
and the shop...
as it was a little quieter than normal I thought it would be a good time the get them creating.... some bigger projects
The Divine Miss N (7yrs) was not too sure about this...so she was happy to just
be hanging around
and helping me with some custom quilts
learning to fold the fabric onto bolts and just being a
wonderfully helpful apprentice :)
Miss S (9yrs) on the other hand was very eager to get in and have a go
so she toddled off to get some of her UFO's (unfinished objects)
she came out with a charm pack quilt top that she had been
practicing her nesting of seams for some time now...she continued with this
and soon realised that she needed to unpick a few rows as they were
not meeting up too well....I love it when she can see that she needs to take more
care with her lining up of seams....
I know this about teaching kids
some you can't explain it to...they have to come to it themselves
and My Miss S is very much like this LOL...
so for a couple days she worked on her little lap quilt
and she finally got it finished ...she was proud as punch with her achievement.
she then asked me to quilt it for her...I had other ideas LOL
so on the Sunday after she finished her quilt top....I got
up early and loaded it into my Longarm Machine
My Baby...HandiQuilter Avanate Q18...That no one ever uses...I might add
so when she woke that morning I was out in the shop and she came looking for me as
she dose for her morning cuddles...The Divine Miss N was on the lounge and knew
what was happening...she had the biggest grin on her face...
you know the one "I've Got a Secret...nah nah nah nah look LOL
So Miss S comes out and sees her quilt in the machine and
says" oh mummy are you going to quilt that for me today"
I can tell you that smile would have lit up the universe
I have never seen someone so excited
as you can see right here in this photo...
and you know what I was very excited to to be passing down this
to my Miss S...
here is the video of Miss S using the machine
I am one very proud mamma and wanted to have this moment on film :)
sorry for my annoying voice LOL
at this stage The Divine Miss N got in on the
you can see The Divine Miss N putting her 2cents worth in
she was very nervous and had a bit of a death grip going on
and I had to keep reminding her not to hold her breath...
but after a while she got the hang of it and was really getting into it
I love teaching kids as they are not afraid to try new and exciting things
and from this point a quilter is born...
she no sooner finished her quilt on the Longarm and she
was onto another one :) this time she is making a present for one of her
sister's...which on I do not know she is not telling anyone LOL
but this time she said she wants to practice keeping everything
nice and straight and get her quarter inch seam just right....LOL
oh well at least she is taking it in :)
keep an eye out for part 2 of Miss S's story will be posting in a couple days
she is just doing some final finishing touches :) :)
Happy Quilting ") N
|Photo Bombed by The Divine Miss N lol|