by pennifold 29 Jul 2018

Hi Cuties, had the girls here for the weekend and look who’s learning to sew on my Brother? Once I get my new Husqvarna I’ll teach her that one too. Ophelie made a little doll’s dress. I didn’t get to help her finish off the raw armholes as I had to leave urgently to help my Mum. Her little dog got stuck behind her old Liquor cabinet and TV unit and she panicked (Mum and the puppy). I had to move the massive TV unit and literally pull her out by her tail and as she is still only 11 weeks old she peed all over my hand!!!!! I had to wash her feet,tummy and tail and my hand!!! Love Chris


by jrob Moderator 31 Jul 2018

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.

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Jul 2018

Hi Jerrilyn, yes, I showed her just how to do it and place her hands etc. I think she is a natural! Love Chris

by rachap 30 Jul 2018

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!

pennifold by pennifold 31 Jul 2018

Thanks so much for those hints they sound really effective. Love Chris

jrob by jrob 31 Jul 2018

Great hints!

by dailylaundry 30 Jul 2018

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

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Jul 2018

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

by airyfairy 30 Jul 2018

Wonderful to see the next generation learning to sew

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jul 2018

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

by crafter2243 Moderator 30 Jul 2018

This warms my heart

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jul 2018

Me too Angie, she was so good too, once she got her 'lead foot' under control. He he he! Love Chris

by killiecrankie 29 Jul 2018

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.

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jul 2018

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

by shirley124 29 Jul 2018

She looks a real little professional. Glad you were able to rescue your Mum's puppy. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jul 2018

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

by lbrow 29 Jul 2018

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

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jul 2018

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

by mops Moderator 29 Jul 2018

Don't you love it when they want to learn to sew!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2018

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

by dragonflyer 29 Jul 2018

Wow, Chris...what an adventure! Ophelie looks like she knows exactly what she is doing! Love it!

pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2018

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

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 29 Jul 2018

Can you slow the machine down?

by graceandham 29 Jul 2018

The projects at your house sound like so much more FUN. Glad pup is okay.

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2018

Sometimes, we bake too, which Delphi loves as she likes to get messy!!! Love Chris

by zoefzoef 29 Jul 2018

Chris at the rescue !
Well done helping your Mum.
And Ophelie,.. I think we have a young cutie in our groep !

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Jul 2018

I'm hoping so Linda, Ophelie has always been interested in sewing, craft etc. Thanks for the lovely words, love Chris