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I had such a fun day yesterday!

Old 11-28-2017, 08:25 PM
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At Thanksgiving, my 16 year old niece started asking me about quilting and sewing. I wasn't sure if it was mild curiosity, or if she was truly interested, but I did offer to teach her. I didn't meet her until she was 12, and because my brother only has her every other weekend, we've never spent any time alone together, so I didn't want to get my hopes up.

I was absolutely tickled when she came over yesterday afternoon for her very first sewing lesson! I spent about an hour going over the basics of the sewing machine, then I had her make a pillowcase out of some flannel I had on hand.

She did a fabulous job. I could not believe how quickly she became comfortable at the sewing machine, and she was so happy to have a finished project to take home and show off! She said she can't wait to come back for her next lesson!

I never thought I would have a mini-quilter in training of my very own, lol. In fact, I'm so excited, I went ahead and ordered a basic sewing machine to give her for Christmas!
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:32 PM
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this is exciting. You get to pass on your beloved hobby and she gets one on one
lessons and friendship and a real self esteem booster.
All kinds of good things. I'm so happy for your both
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:34 PM
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doesn't it feel good when a young person Wants to sew! Congrats on your new "student".

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Old 11-28-2017, 09:27 PM
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How fun. I hope to have to opportunity to teach someone to sew someday. I thought my 22yo DD 10 yrs ago but she has been the only one so far. Not many people interested these days it seems.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:41 PM
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How fun and so sweet for both of you! Enjoy your new Sew Sister!
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:55 PM
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Oh it sounds like you did have a wonderful time with your neice. She seems thrilled to be learning with you there to show her things. How sweet of you to get her a machine for Christmas. I would love to see her face when she opens up that gift.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:50 AM
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i had hoped that for my gkids, but none of the 7 were interested
how lucky you are!
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:13 AM
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I love hearing about young people wanting to learn how to sew. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story.
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:19 AM
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How wonderful! I hope you have many more opportunities to get together and enjoy yourselves sewing and learning about each other.

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Old 11-29-2017, 06:03 AM
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Enjoy the time with your niece and the joy of knowing you’re helping her learn a very useful life skill. YAY!
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