How wonderful! I hope, hope, hope mine will get interested. Youngest is showing a little bit of interest. I gave her some heavy stabilizer that was cut into squares and she stitched a button arrangement onto it from my button box. That was fun. We used embroidery floss and an upholstery needle. She looks like she knows exactly what she's doing.
Hi Jerrilyn, yes, I showed her just how to do it and place her hands etc. I think she is a natural! Love Chris
Great to see!!For many years I taught sewing for 4H with 7 being the youngest and it was such fun. A couple of hints that youmight use, although she has probably past the learning curve but to keep little fingers away from the needle and still keep the seam straight, use double stick cellophane tape and tape a wrapped stick of chewing gum the correct distance from the needle and the fabric will run right along it (I always let them have the gum afterwards!) 2. If the foot pedal has any space between the part you press down and the bottom you can put a cork or rubber school eraser between them and the pedal won't go down so far. Have fun!
Thanks so much for those hints they sound really effective. Love Chris
i just love seeing a young one learning the art of stitching!!! It is so creative and very gratifying! Well done!!
Puppies are adorable but, love to get into mischief!! Happy you didn't injure yourself moving the furniture!! You're a wonderful Grandma and daughter!! Hugs, Laura
Hi Laura, me too! I did tell Mum she should have gotten a Rescue dog, as they are trained already, but she did it whilst I was away, so she is a bit sorry I think. Never mind, once she is trained she will be good company for Mum. Love Chris
Wonderful to see the next generation learning to sew
I agree with you Sarah. We've only got one 'young' woman in our Newcastle Sewing Guild at my group and she is in her late 40's. The problem is these days most women are working. Love Chris
This warms my heart
Me too Angie, she was so good too, once she got her 'lead foot' under control. He he he! Love Chris
Nice to see that your grand daughter wants to learn how to used a sewing machine.I learnt on a Singer treadle which I still own.
It is probably a long time since your mother had a small puppy ,so this might happen again.You need to go around the house to see if there are any other small openings she might get into eg behind fridge ,tv or behind other furniture.Electrical leads are good to chew or play with also.We have had plenty of strange things blocking these places off temporarily until the puppy is too big to fit.
I learnt on a Singer treadle with my Nanna too Judy,
I agree with you about Ophelie sewing.
I see Mum at least 3 times a week so I'll check out those suggestions you said. Lily (the dog) is getting fatter, so I'm hoping once she gets a bit bigger we can move objects I've placed in gaps back to their original place!! Love Chris
She looks a real little professional. Glad you were able to rescue your Mum's puppy. Hugs
Hi Shirley, hope you are keeping warm down in Tassie. She just loves to sew and I am hoping Delphi too when she is a bit older. I'm taking Miss Lily (the puppy) and Mum to the Vet's on Friday for her last shot of needles and once they have been done she can go out and socialise with other dogs. Mum tends to panic a lot these days, which is to be expected. I keep telling her not to worry everything will be fine. I'm the eternal optimist she tells me like Pollyanna! He he he! Love Chris
Can see all of this as I picture it in my mind and it brought a big smile. Things are never dull I know. Love you Chris. Had been thinking when I can get to myself again I needed to get 7 yr old Abby started to sewing. Problem is when.. She has 3 dance classes a week and violin lessons also. .Somehow we are going to have to work on it. Lillian
I hear Miss Lillian, children do so much afternoon activities these days. Come to think of it my 3 used to have after school gymnastics, cricket, netball etc. etc. etc!! I hope you do find some time with Abby. I think the earlier we get them the better. Love to you and hope you are mending well. Love Chris
Don't you love it when they want to learn to sew!
Yes, Martine, it's great. The other girls Jasana and Aqualina aren't so much interested, but they have their dancing and Aerobics. I've made Leotards for them but they don't get to be here as often as Ophelie and Delphi. Love Chris
Wow, Chris...what an adventure! Ophelie looks like she knows exactly what she is doing! Love it!
She did very well Kim, I kept telling her to keep her fingers away from the needle as she tended to be a bit of a lead foot on the pedal!!!!! The needle went a bit fast at times and she would squeal!!! It's always fun teaching kids something new, isn't it? Love Chris
Can you slow the machine down?
The projects at your house sound like so much more FUN. Glad pup is okay.
Sometimes, we bake too, which Delphi loves as she likes to get messy!!! Love Chris
Chris at the rescue !
Well done helping your Mum.
And Ophelie,.. I think we have a young cutie in our groep !
I'm hoping so Linda, Ophelie has always been interested in sewing, craft etc. Thanks for the lovely words, love Chris