by asterixsew 11 Aug 2017

I have had family camping in the back garden for the past few days. Tonight we all squashed into my sewing room so I could show my sister in law how my embroidery machine works. Her grandchildren were very interested so when we had finished the cushion I am going to make for her I gave them a facecloth each and let them choose a font to embroider. The results are below. Josh chose Kristen ITC font (he is just 7) and Sophie (12) Angelena font. Both are delighted with their efforts and so am I. Thanks for looking

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by airyfairy 13 Aug 2017

You are a very special gran. Ben ang Georgie are also fascinated with my embroidery machine

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Aug 2017

Most people find embroidery machines interesting when they see them in action for the first time. Josh and Sophie are busy planning what they would like to sew next time they visit. Thanks and *4u

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by Sewmum1 12 Aug 2017

What a lovely thing to do. They will remember you forever now. Love the variegated thread you used

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Aug 2017

I let them choose their own threads. Thanks and *4u

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by sonjapotgieter 12 Aug 2017

Well done..Awesome

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Aug 2017

Thanks and *4u

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by graceandham 12 Aug 2017

Oh, very nice idea. They'll have projects in mind when they come again. We were taught a bit about the jig saw and the band saw by our grandfather and each summer we would spend the 1,000 mile trip to see him planning out what we wanted to make. He always reminded us of the safety rules and told us what wood was off limits, reserved for some lady's cabinets, and then turned us loose on the machines.

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by pennyhal2 12 Aug 2017

They'll remember this experience for a long time. You may have just inspired the future generation of sewers! Are these fonts from your sewing machine? Or are they purchased fonts?

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

The font used for Josh is in my laptop and the other is one of many I have downloaded onto my laptop to turn into embroidery. *4u

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by lidiad 12 Aug 2017

Josh and Sophie have a good reason to be thrilled, well done!
Hugs, Lidia

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Thanks *4u

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by zoefzoef 12 Aug 2017

It is great that you can show young people how much fun it is to create things and not just go to a shop to order or buy things.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Thanks Linda, we had a great time and they now want their own machine... It was a suggestion for my sister in law to buy one with some of her retirement money

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by spendlove Moderator 12 Aug 2017

What fun! Was someone else cooking while you did this ;-)

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Sadly no as it was half eight before we started. We were very squashed in my sewing room but great fun

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Aug 2017

Creating future addicts?

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Exactly and Thanks *4u

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by read180 11 Aug 2017

Great project for the kids. They did a great job.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Thanks *4u

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by babash 11 Aug 2017

They are going to go home thinking you are just so cool. They will remember this holiday forever.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Thanks *4u. Sadly they have gone home late this afternoon

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by lbrow 11 Aug 2017

They did well!/Lillian

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Thanks *4u

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by noah 11 Aug 2017

You are a wonderful Grammie ***and your sewing is A+ hugs

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Twm and I have had many hours of fun with my machines, these two are my sister in laws grands. Thanks *4u

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by pennifold 11 Aug 2017

Fabulous job by both and that was so nice of you to let them use your beautiful sewing machine! Love Chris

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

A great evenings entertainment. Thanks *4u

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by dragonflyer 11 Aug 2017

How great for you to get them involved~

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Aug 2017

Thanks *4u

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