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    Sewing w/grandkids

    I had 3 of my grandkids for a morning and my DIL mentioned beforehand that she thought they might like to know how a sewing machine worked. So the night before I put together 3 pillowcases and just left the side and top seams free. After a little introduction, they made french seams, ironed and finished the cases. They were thrilled to try something new. My son does a lot of traveling for the Wounder Warrior Regiment of the Marine Corp and since I won"t be watching another grandchild this coming school year because she is going into Kindergarten, I have offered to stay with these 3 if my DIL can travel overnite with her husband. I promised another sewing project: envelope coverings for throw pillows for their bedroom.
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    Very nice.....such a good way to spend time with the grandkids..... Looks like they really enjoyed it... :-)

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    That's wonderful... nice to see kids doing something with their hands other than phones n tablets n stuff
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    Making memories that is what it is all about!!!!

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    oh how nice hope they had fun!!
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    Perfect. Sew, who had more fun... the grandkids or Grandma watching them enjoy sewing?

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    What a lucky Grams you are. I also try to tell mine stories of my childhood during our together times. They see me in a different light - like you were a kid once? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_Sue View Post
    Making memories that is what it is all about!!!!
    Ditto. BrendaK
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    This is great! I hope to be able to share these types of things with my grandson as he grows up.

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    Cute bunch you have there! Thank you for some great ideas!

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    Great looking grandkids and how nice to spend time sewing with them.

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    You're one smart grandma to get them doing something that can be a life long skill. Nice!
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    So much fun. I've done that too. Mine live too far away for anything on a regular basis. It's wonderful, though.
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    My grandson is two. I bought one of the mini machines with push button on/off. I took the needle out and he sews a strip of fabric over and over. He knows to put the foot down before sewing and a raise it up when done. He 'does his work' while I sew.
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    Love to do projects with my grands. Pillowcases are a great idea. I will be doing this next summer when they each spend a week at Camp Gramma. Maybe they can pick out their own fabrics. Thanks for the idea. Love the picture...beautiful kids.

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    That is wonderful. Most of my memories with my Grandmother was sewing. She didn't quilt, never knew why but her half sister taught me to quilt.
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    What great fun it is sewing with G-kids. One of my G-sons would come over every year & make Christmas gifts with me. He always knew what he wanted to make for his family every year. I was so sad when his interest changed to girls instead of sewing with G-Ma. Although he did make a few things for his first girlfriend. Christmas gifts would be a great project for you & your G-kids. They could make pillow cases, pot holders, place mats, microwave bowls just to mention a few items.

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    Looks like everyone is having a good time.
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    I know Grandmas that just take theirs "shopping". A little of that is alright, but I think Grandmas are put on earth to teach grandkids these things, don't you think?

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