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Thread: Granddaughters first sewing adventure

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    Senior Member katieranch's Avatar
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    These are two of my three granddaughters, Lily and Bernadette, who with 5 of their brothers and cousins just spent two weeks at our Ranch. The girls wanted to learn to sew, so they each made a doll quilt for their first project. It wasn't as easy as they expected it to be, especially the hand sewing of the binding, but they both persevered and finished their quilt's before their parents arrived yesterday, they are quite proud of themselves
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    That is so sweet! I can not imagine being a grandparent and 8 kids staying at my house! LOL I have 5 children but that is awesome that they were all there with you. ;) I have trouble finding a sitter for mine.....so now I know where to send them right?! LOL :thumbup:

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    What fun! They look so serious!! Adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    That is so sweet! I can not imagine being a grandparent and 8 kids staying at my house! LOL I have 5 children but that is awesome that they were all there with you. ;) I have trouble finding a sitter for mine.....so now I know where to send them right?! LOL :thumbup:
    I get that a lot! It was ONLY 7 this year, I have 10 altogether.

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    Two little quilters in your family! Lucky you!

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    Awww :D How fun to have all of your grands with you :D and to have two who want to sew, what a great bonus :D:D:D

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    They did a great job & their quilts are beautiful!!

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    I think that would be fun to have them all together at one time like that. I really like the looks of serious concentration on the girls faces. And they are so proud of their accomplishment. Hoorah for them.

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    Awesome kids. They will always treasure that time with you. I was going to teach a granddaughter age almost 9 to do something simple like that when she was here. We did a small draw string bag instead and ran out of time for quilting. Younger sister pestered me to do something with sewing with her but again with 3 little ones around it was hard to get a meal on the table let alone teach a youngster to sew.

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    I see a case of beer in the background of one picture :). Was it Miller time at the end of that day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally Kathy
    I see a case of beer in the background of one picture :). Was it Miller time at the end of that day?
    I noticed that as I was posting the pics...says it all, doesn't it?

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    oh how nice they will have great memories of ths later in life i can always remeber going to my aunts in summer to sew

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    Awesome

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    They did a great job. Two new quilters.

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    They are just precious!! I only have one grand daughter. She lives 350 miles away. So I don't get to see her too often. She's 4 and would NOT sit still long enough to sew.
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    They did great. I love the pics. My DGD started when she was 5. She loves sewing and shopping for fabric.

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    That is so great!! Beautiful granddaughters and I am so impressed that they finished their quilts down to handsewn binding! I haven't sewn a binding on by hand!

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    Wonderful, grandma.

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    So cute Girls and quilts too. The quilts turned out very good.

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    My only GD is just 15 months old, but I am so waiting for the day that she asks me to teach her to sew and/or quilt. My mother and I sewed, but my two sisters didn't. I had two sons, then two grandsons, so I'll be so happy if my DGD wants to learn.

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    The quilts are great. They will also have the memories of doing this with their grandmother. I made a quilt with my grandmother and I am 70 years old and still remember the fun we had together.

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    Girls are precious and their quilts are wonderful. Congratulations girls on a job well done.

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    Tell Lily and Bernadette that they did a terrific job on their quilts! You are a great teacher.

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    I wish my granddaughters were closer. I would love for them to learn to sew. I worked with my niece last summer and we had so much fun.

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    How sweet. They will always remember grandma for what she has taught them.

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