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Thread: Gram's joy; teaching a GD to sew

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    What a lot o' fun! Way ta go Gma!
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    Cute. Aren't grandchildren great?

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    awwwwwwww how cute!

    And another quilter is born!!!
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    Thanks everyone! QE it would be so wonderful if my GD's would share the joy of quilting that we have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Thanks everyone! QE it would be so wonderful if my GD's would share the joy of quilting that we have.
    After a summer like this, I'm sure you have paved the way for your DGD to be the next quilter in your family!

    What a special bond for the two of you and the memories for years to come!
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    My 9 y.o. DGD is making a rag quilt with me. She's picked out all the fabrics from my stash, cut out the squares and has the sandwiches layered for our next session. I hope she's enjoying it as much as I am!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denveremerson View Post
    My 9 y.o. DGD is making a rag quilt with me. She's picked out all the fabrics from my stash, cut out the squares and has the sandwiches layered for our next session. I hope she's enjoying it as much as I am!!
    I'm sure she is! And I know what you mean; I get such a kick out of watching Emily's face light up when she finishes a project.
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    Good for her!! And good for you, Grandma, for taking the time to teach her. She will enjoy sewing fora life time and think of her time with you when she's sewing! I love to see kids learning to sew. It's a life skill and a good one to have.

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    What fun for you and Emily!! My Emily is now almost 15 and I have taught her to sew, starting around age 8. Today I helped her adjust a swimsuit pattern that she wants to make tomorrow. The long pillow in the first picture is one Emily made for me when she was 6 or 7! She didn't know you had to turn it right side out, and it has a place of honor in my spare bedroom. The little striped one was made for me by her little sis, Hannah. The other picture is one of Emily and the first sewing project we made together-a purple tied quilt that she named and signed.

    I think you are giving so much to your grands!! And she sure looks grand! N.Name:  May 2012 flowers 118 (Small).jpg
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    Thanks maryb and N. And thanks for sharing pictures of your GD's projects, N. And isn't it fun to know she still enjoys sewing?
    Last edited by oksewglad; 07-30-2012 at 07:58 PM.
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    She is definatly having fun and I know you are too. Nice work---both of you!
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    And now the latest in Emily's sewing adventures. Her first quilt!Name:  001.JPG
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    YAY for Emily! OK--you are doing a great job teaching too!!

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    Ok...great teaching; Emily, the way to GO!

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    Congratulations Emily ... on your first quilt!

    What a wonderful Grandma you are, OKSGlad ... and what special memories you are making with Emily!
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    This is indeed one of lifes' small pleasures and will create wonderful memories for her for her entire life.

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    Oh how cool OK! How fun to see such joy in a little one. So glad she has you as a grandma!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Just look at that smile!!!! (The li'le quilt is precious too.)
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    What a terrific post....how cool to have a GD to teach! (sigh...maybe one day for me). What a fast learner too! Great projects, looks like we have another "quilter to be". Thanks for sharing your joy....heartwarming.

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    OK what a beautiful GD you have and how much fun is it to teach the young ones how to sew, just watch out for your stash
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    How wonderful. I have 2 nephews 10 and 4 . ,when I purchased a no 400 quilting machine. They came with me and listened to my how it works. When I got them home I started dinner leaving them to undo the machine . Next minute I could hear sewing. They had set the machine up and having a good go. Since then they have asked to learn how to knit and I had the sandwiching and quilting their quilts after they designed them. There are teenagers now with other interests but they can both sew. No children of my own so I must make do with this love the crunchie.
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