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    Junior Member Ginny B's Avatar
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    Smile Just had to share

    My son's girlfriend has begun to get into sewing recently. She is actually a very creative person and makes jewelry, does some card making, had me show her how to knit/crochet, etc. Now that she has gotten into sewing, I am having so much fun getting her things that will make her experience easier. For Christmas I got her a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler and she was thrilled! I get so excited when I can share my hobbies with someone. She says that she is working on something for me but it wasn't finished in time for Christmas. I'm so excited to see what she is creating - not just because she says it's for me but because I love seeing someone use their creative skills. Since I had 4 sons, I haven't experienced sharing my love of sewing and crafting in this way with the younger generation much. Don't get me wrong, my boys love what I make for them and all and are very supportive but it's not the same as experiencing it with someone else getting excited about the process. I'm loving it!
    Ginny B

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    How lucky you are to have her so interested in crafts and quilting. My daughter is a natural born 'kitchen'
    gal. She can bake and cook circles around me! She hates any crafts!!! Hopefully one of the granddaughters will follow in my footsteps

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    lucky you...I miss the MENTORING....need to find me an outlet to do that again!

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    awesome.....fun to share creative juices with someone..

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    That is truly a Blessing! I am glad you can experience this ... and that your DIL can too. Family stories in the making to be passed down.

    ali
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    My son had a girlfriend once who I taught to do parchwork, she even bought a machine off me, she never looked back andvwihin six months she had sold a quilt on a online auction site we have here in New Zealand.
    My biggest joy is to teach young girls to sew/quilt, they are delightful, and appreciate your help

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    How wonderful to have someone to pass your talent on to. My DDIL;s work and with kids have no time for sewing and my DD has so much going on she has no time for it. She wants to learn so I bought her a brother runway to learn on and hope she will find the time for it.

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    My daughter was never interested in crafty things...or knitting, crocheting or sewing. Her speciality is cooking and baking. My son's X wife was into BUYING crafty things but not making them. His girlfriend doesn't have any hobbies or ambition to find one...lol. My 17 year old daughter is in Culinary Arts in high school and she is an excellent cook and baker. But...she also loves to sew and I had told her I would give her my present machine when I buy a new one. Now she's not sure since she said she doesn't know when she will have time to sew between school and working...we'll see. She wanted me to teach her how to knit...that didn't go very well. She was getting it here and then I sent her home with yarn and a pair of needles and she said she screwed it up. If she still wants to learn, I will show her again later. Right now she is getting ready to be in a cooking competition in Lancaster County...her teachers begged her to do it since they have said she's the best student they have ever had in Culinary. That sure was great to hear. It's a day long thing where she has to make a cake from scratch and then decorate it. I would love to see it but...no parents or grandparents allowed.

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    My daughter is not interested in crafts of any kind, but her daughter, my only blood grandchild is very interested in crafty things and likes sewing. We have made several things together. I love it.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    Linda, good luck to your daughter in the competition. How very exciting.
    Ginny B

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    I can relate to your excitement. I have two boys and I dream of a future "daughter" that I can share these types of things with.

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    That is wonderful you have someone to share your passion with. I have 2 sons & both DDIL don't care for sewing or crafts. After 3 DGS I have a 4 yr old DGD. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Happy sewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny B View Post
    Linda, good luck to your daughter in the competition. How very exciting.
    Thank you. That SHOULD have said grandaughter...lol. She's a bit nervous since this is her first competition.

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    It's so fun to see someone who is interested and just learning. My daughter isn't very interested in anything about sewing or crafts. Seems like so many of the younger kids aren't interested in anything but "hanging out" and texting. Makes me more excited to see someone who is interested. Fun to teach our hobby.
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    How wonderful for you and her.

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    How lucky you are, she will do you proud.
    With quilters for friends, I will always be warm.

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    Ginny, that is wonderful! My son got engaged on Christmas Eve, so the girlfriend is now future DIL! She started sewing a little and using one of my embroidery machines and I helped her make her first ever quilt as a gift for her father. She liked it so much that we bought her a sewing machine for Christmas. I just think it is wonderful to be able to pass something on and create a bond with her in this way. Hope you enjoy your time with her and sewing together.
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    Good for you passing on the love of fabric to a youger person. It's great that she has you to share with.

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    I feel the same way you do. I am teaching my 3 granddaughters to sew and we have so much fun! I love it. Christmas was hard this year, I had absolutely no money to spend. So I made them cute insulated lunch bags with handles and a drawstring cover, a matching insulated water bottle holder and headbands. I was feeling bad because everything was "home made" but, they were a great hit, everybody loved them! I included in their cards an "invitation" to "GrandmaLola's Hair Accessory Workshop", and today we are all getting together (each Granddaughter has her own sewing machine) and I'm teaching them to make the headbands and a few other things.

    These are the best times of my life. I'm passing on a creative skill they will have all their lives, and we are making family "moments to remember" that will also last our lifetimes! Enjoy!
    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. Psalm 28:7

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    I have been showing my husband some things about sewing. He has made a dress (very simple) for his granddaughter and a vest for his grandson. He has decided that piecing a quilt is not his thing. He doesn't get along with all the exactness in the process and he is very impatient! I am very proud of him and love being able to help him with his sewing. He is truly an exceptional man. A real keeper!!

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    Something to think about for those who want to mentor and don't have someone close, is looking into the kids at risk in your local school programs and seeing if you can't connect with someone there. Often all those kids need is someone to take an interest in them and show a little caring and spend some time with them one on one.
    Teaching them a skill is a great way to do that.
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    I totally understand....I too had only sons. Now I have two DDILs but neither of them have any patience or interest in quilting, but love the quilts I make them. I am holding out hope that eventually my little 3 year old DGD will want gramma to show her how to sew......all in good time.
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    I am so happy for you that you have someone to share your passion with! :-)

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    Two daughters with no interest in any type of sewing. Two older granddaughters with no interest in sewing. BUT, I have a new granddaughter born 10/11/11 and my hope hinges on her. I have high hopes of her learning to sew and I will do my best to cultivate those hopes! Somebody needs to show some interest in all of my quilting/sewing stuff 'cause I can't live forever and I need someone to pass it on to!!

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    My daughter and granddaughter are both into crafts of various kinds. My daughter doesn't sew clothes or quilt, but she can sew drapes, cover a couch or any other type of upholstered furniture and remodel coffee tables, etc. My granddaughter is studying art as well as business in college. I'm glad you have someone to share your love of crafting.
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