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Thread: Sara's learning too

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    Each summer when my granddaughter comes to visit I plan a project for us to work on together. Here are a couple of her creations...

    Pillows are hand quilted and then sewn together by grandma.
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    She is 5 here
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    Proud of her first creation
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    What a cute GD and great project. She deserves to be proud of it. She will remember these visits for a long time.

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    What great memories you are making!

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    there is the future quilter

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    Sew Sweet !!!!!!
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    How sweet!

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    What a cutie and talented too. Good job Grandma!

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    I love all your projects that sara and you put together. This is a good idea, shopbelt.
    Your grand daughter is very pretty too. Did you make her purse? It is adorable.

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    That is wonderful! Young minds learn so fast. It takes valuable time out of your busy schedule I know, but it is so worth it to take that time and teach our kids and grandkids now.

    I am doing the same. My 10 yr. old grandson is working on his 1st wallhanging and my 3 1/2 yr old has been begging for me to teach her. Although, I feel its too soon for her to have her hands around a needle, I let her watch me alot. She loves to look at all of my quilt books. She acts like she is teaching a sewing class. It's so funny. I also am teaching her to fix her bed now and just yesterday, I taught her how to separate clothes, load the washer (of course I had to pick her up for her to do it) and put them in the dryer. Every load. She felt so special.

    I homeschool my oldest grandson, and I keep my granddaughter 2 days a week, so I am now teaching her little spelling words. She is doing great, not only can she read them, she's also spelling them.

    So good for you, she will always remember these special times with Grandma and be thankful as she gets older for what you taught her. Imagine the wonderful stories she will be telling her friends and family about these times even after you you've gone on. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    I love all your projects that sara and you put together. This is a good idea, shopbelt.
    Your grand daughter is very pretty too. Did you make her purse? It is adorable.
    Sara actually did most of the sewing herself on the purse. I ran out of time for her to do the sewing and quilting on the pillow so I quilted it and put it together for her. I love kid art, don't you?

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    Hooray for Grandmothers and the time they take passing along those skills!

    I see you let your GD sew on your quilting maching, too. I love that the speed can be turned down, eliminating one more thing to control.

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    Good for you, and for Sara! She's adorable, and so is her project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpylady
    My 10 yr. old grandson is working on his 1st wallhanging and my 3 1/2 yr old has been begging for me to teach her. Although, I feel its too soon for her to have her hands around a needle, I let her watch me alot. She loves to look at all of my quilt books. She acts like she is teaching a sewing class. It's so funny. I also am teaching her to fix her bed now and just yesterday, I taught her how to separate clothes, load the washer (of course I had to pick her up for her to do it) and put them in the dryer. Every load. She felt so special.
    Sara was 5 when I started sewing with her. I was too afraid to have her run the machine any younger than that. She was visiting for her 6th birthday last fall and we made a jumper together. Again, she did most of the sewing.

    Quote Originally Posted by hpylady
    I homeschool my oldest grandson, and I keep my granddaughter 2 days a week, so I am now teaching her little spelling words. She is doing great, not only can she read them, she's also spelling them.
    Sara is homeschooled too, but she lives 6 hours away. She and her mom lived with us when she was born. She's very special to us. Now she has a baby brother and I'm missing it all it seems.

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    You sound like one terrific and caring grandma. Sometimes, our grandkids keep us so busy and when they go home, we may be relieved and that they are safe back in the hands of their mom and dad, but then I miss them already and feel so sad. I mean just as soon as they are leaving my driveway. Sometimes, I almost cry.

    Of course, I pick up my quilting and all is well. Let me mention too, my grandson that's making the wallhanging, I've taught him to use my stiletto so he will keep his fingers always away from the needle. I also sit right there with him working on other stuff not letting him know that I am watching him out of the corner of my eye so I won't make him nervous. He is doing a really good job.

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    What a cute project and a cute grand daughter.

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    She looks like she had a great time! Look at that smile!!

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    What a bond you are making. I can't wait for Olivia to be big enough to share things with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    She looks like she had a great time! Look at that smile!!
    What a wonderful memory you're creating with quilting!! She'll treasure that bag for a long time.

    She does look like she needs to be sitting higher in her chair. Maybe a large phonebook under her seat with a pillow over top and also something on the floor to raise the foot pedal?

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    Kudos to you grandma for taking the time to teach the younger generation the perfect skill! Your DGD is drop-dead gorgeous!!! Watch out for the boys!

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