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Thread: Amanda's pillowcases!

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    I mentioned in another thread that my granddaughter is visiting for the week. She's 15 yrs old, has never sewn (mom doesn't even own a sewing machine!) and said at the beginning of the week that she didn't want to do it. She didn't even want to try. Well, yesterday, I got fed up with the tv on, told her to help me. She helped with the first one, I helped her with the 2nd one and she did the rest by herself!!! She even threaded the sewing machine by herself! This is a child they say is "slow", has ADD....uh huh.....she just needed a SEWING MACHINE!! ;) I'm so proud of her I could bust a seam!!! She's coming back this summer to make a quilt! :thumbup:
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    very pretty and she did a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I mentioned in another thread that my granddaughter is visiting for the week. She's 15 yrs old, has never sewn (mom doesn't even own a sewing machine!) and said at the beginning of the week that she didn't want to do it. She didn't even want to try. Well, yesterday, I got fed up with the tv on, told her to help me. She helped with the first one, I helped her with the 2nd one and she did the rest by herself!!! She even threaded the sewing machine by herself! This is a child they say is "slow", has ADD....uh huh.....she just needed a SEWING MACHINE!! ;) I'm so proud of her I could bust a seam!!! She's coming back this summer to make a quilt! :thumbup:
    I have an ADD son who finishes in the 90th percentile. Meaning he is smarter than 90 percent of the population. Learning is a problem when it is hard to stay focused. You have given your granddaughter a priceless gift . . . her selfworth. Your patience and love for her can make the difference for her risking new and scary things. Remember that ole self-fulfllling prophecy? It sure does make a difference when we know someone believes in us and our abilities.
    You rock!!!

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    She did a wonderful job with those!!! Maybe this summer she will want to make herself a little quilt!!

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    Awesome job Amanda :thumbup: those are beautiful!!!
    I can't wait to see your quilt this summer :D:D:D

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    Awesome job! What a fun summer she is going to have! Looking forward to seeing her quilt. :)

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    Most ADD kids can focus when they have something of interest. She probably was hesitant because she feared failure. She not only made pillowcases, she proved she can do it. Plus ADDpeople are very creative.

    I am ADD and so are my sons, so I should know.

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    You know it just came to me. Perhaps this summer she could make pillowcases for the one millon pillowcase drive from American Patchwork and Quilting,

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    Great job - both Amanda and Grandmother! She learned a new skill and you were able to find her talents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForestHobbit
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I mentioned in another thread that my granddaughter is visiting for the week. She's 15 yrs old, has never sewn (mom doesn't even own a sewing machine!) and said at the beginning of the week that she didn't want to do it. She didn't even want to try. Well, yesterday, I got fed up with the tv on, told her to help me. She helped with the first one, I helped her with the 2nd one and she did the rest by herself!!! She even threaded the sewing machine by herself! This is a child they say is "slow", has ADD....uh huh.....she just needed a SEWING MACHINE!! ;) I'm so proud of her I could bust a seam!!! She's coming back this summer to make a quilt! :thumbup:
    I have an ADD son who finishes in the 90th percentile. Meaning he is smarter than 90 percent of the population. Learning is a problem when it is hard to stay focused. You have given your granddaughter a priceless gift . . . her selfworth. Your patience and love for her can make the difference for her risking new and scary things. Remember that ole self-fulfllling prophecy? It sure does make a difference when we know someone believes in us and our abilities.
    You rock!!!
    YES !!!!!!
    You DO Rock !!!!!!!!
    YOU GO GRANNY !!!!!!!
    She did a wonderful job !!!!!
    They are ALL BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!
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    Great job Amanda! Can't wait to see the quilt you make and the fabric you choose.

    Go Girl!!! Now isn't that better than TV!

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    that is so neat - glad she 'gave in' and made them - I'm sure she had a blast!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I mentioned in another thread that my granddaughter is visiting for the week. She's 15 yrs old, has never sewn (mom doesn't even own a sewing machine!) and said at the beginning of the week that she didn't want to do it. She didn't even want to try. Well, yesterday, I got fed up with the tv on, told her to help me. She helped with the first one, I helped her with the 2nd one and she did the rest by herself!!! She even threaded the sewing machine by herself! This is a child they say is "slow", has ADD....uh huh.....she just needed a SEWING MACHINE!! ;) I'm so proud of her I could bust a seam!!! She's coming back this summer to make a quilt! :thumbup:
    Did she make those using the roll-up tubing method? She did a great job
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Wonderful gift for both of you.

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    Thank you everyone! I got so excited I forgot to mention where we got the pattern!!! Thanks for reminding me. Yes, it's the Rolled Pillowcase pattern by Jeanne M. Butter at www.rainydayquiltschool.com. The pattern was interesting!!!! I thought she was crazy then VOILA, there's a pillowcase! LOL

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    Throw the TV out the window when she comes. Take her shopping for fabric--then she'll be hooked and gone. :lol:

    You are one fabulous grandma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I mentioned in another thread that my granddaughter is visiting for the week. She's 15 yrs old, has never sewn (mom doesn't even own a sewing machine!) and said at the beginning of the week that she didn't want to do it. She didn't even want to try. Well, yesterday, I got fed up with the tv on, told her to help me. She helped with the first one, I helped her with the 2nd one and she did the rest by herself!!! She even threaded the sewing machine by herself! This is a child they say is "slow", has ADD....uh huh.....she just needed a SEWING MACHINE!! ;) I'm so proud of her I could bust a seam!!! She's coming back this summer to make a quilt! :thumbup:
    You have given a priceless gift, your Granddaughter will always remember!

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    You have given a priceless gift, your Granddaughter will remember. Your time!

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    Tell Amanda that we all support her. She did a great job on the pillowcases. Can't wait to see the quilt this summer.

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    She did a wonderful job. Tell her to keep it up.

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    They are so pretty. I love them all and Amanda did a fantastic job. What a gift you have given her - the reward of trying something new and the wonderful feeling of a job well done. Congrats to both of you.

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    Great pillowcases!

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    Thanks for sharing the website. I'm going to have to try one of those with my daughter. She got married a year ago - never showed any interest in my quilting until recently....now we're having fun working on projects together! I think she's secretly hoping for my stash and quilt kits someday!! :) Smart girl!!

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    Great job Amanda!!! Kudos to you for turning off the TV and taking the time to show her how to sew!!! You're amazing and sew is your GD!!! I can't wait to see the quilt this summer!

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    What a wonderful story and you are a very special Grandmother for taking the time to teach her!!!

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