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Thread: My little girl sewed today

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    My little girl has Autism and was terrified of the sewing machine. I had bought her a tiny Barbie sewing machine last year, but she was afraid of it. Today she took it out and said mom can we sew today. I ran to my stash and pulled out and cut a small square for a pillow. The first 3 side were not pinned, I just helped hold as she sewed around. She turned it and stuffed it herself. The 3 pins on the end almost ended her sewing, but she overcame to sew the end shut. If you know anything about Autism, then you know my little girl climbed a mountain today (fear of sounds and fear of sharp things)

    Isabelle sewing for the first time
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    her hands are moving away from the pins
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    happy smile ..almost done
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    beautiful girl. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    This is absolutely inspiring. I'm so proud of your little girl, and you are a terrific mother for encouraging her! I'm sure she'll treasure that pillow for years to come.

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    How wonderful,we are all so proud of her.Not as much as mom though

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    Fantastic!

    I can tell you are so proud of her!

    This was a huge obstacle she overcame and did a wonderful job at it. You both should be proud! :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Here's to more sewing and reaching the top of more mountains.

    HUGS!

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    Oh how exciting for her! What a wonderful joyful memory for you! and an awesome pillow she made!!

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    Absolutely beautiful! What a GIANT step that was! My grandson has Asperger's syndrome (mild form of autism). He has had a lot of social problems and fine motor movement impairment. He's almost 18 now and working on his GED (school was not working with him). I hope your little girl will continue to make those giant steps. Autistic children are often very talented and very smart in particular areas.
    Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    Awe, she's so cute! Great job on the pillow, tell her!

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    This was a great step! Wonderful! For you both!

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    She is a doll and I am so proud of her. It is a big step. I worked with an autistic young man and there were some things that were so hard for him to try. We all cheered each time he overcame a hurdle. Her pillow is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    My 12-year old DS has severe autism, and I know how much these milestones mean! Good job Isabelle for overcoming her sensory issues to make the pillow, and good job Mom for your love and patience!

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    BRAVO!!!!!!!!! It is not easy to have a child with autism to get over fears. I also have a 17 year old son with autism and a great nephew who is only 4 and has just been dignosed with autism. CONGRATS

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    very exciting for her.

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    Wow, I can totally understand what an acomplishment that is!!!

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    That is sooo great!!! My 17 year old daughter has a developmental disability, she has never shown much interest in sewing. When she was in middle school she took a Living Skills class and had to make a pillow and a pincushion. She missed a few days and had to complete the pillow at home, I helped her with the foot pedal and she used my Bernina. I was very proud of her for trying something new and scary, so I can imagine how very proud you are of your little girl. Congatulations on the milestone!!

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    Thank you for the wonderful comments. After she was done sewing I had to walk out of the room so she wouldn't see my tears and think something was wrong.

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    Awww, that is great and I bet she is soooo proud!

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    Great achievement. Hope your day is repeated often.

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    That's a great accomplishment! She (and you) must be very proud!

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    Shes beautiful! What a special girl!

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    I'm happy for you both!!

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    What a great mother/daughter moment!

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    I can't tell you how much this warms my heart. She is such a beautiful young lady. Congratulations Mom on the your daughters accomplishment!!

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    She is so pretty and she has eyelashes to die for. What a great milestone she mastered today. Hooray for her and hooray for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Can I see a little hint of a proud smile in that third picture? Her cheek looks more rounded, I think she was happy to be on the home stretch! Congrats to Isabelle and her proud momma. Almost like when she took her first steps I bet!

    Sorry about the double post. Didn't go at first, and I got impatient.

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