Thursday, June 17, 2010
Learning To Sew
My wonderful mom taught me to sew when I was 6. Yes, 6. She forced me to sew on lined paper FOREVER!!!! Suppossedly to teach me how to sew straight. Well, it worked. And even though I (not-so) secretly resented it, I'm now very thankful for her strictness. Anyways, Amber has been begging me for sewing lessons. So the first thing I did......I whipped out a sheet of lined paper. Hahaha! After going over the basics of my poor, old, grouchy sewing machine - and warning her to keep her fingers clear from the needle - she was ready to sew! I had her sew 5 straight lines and of course inspected her work. Mom, you'd be proud. I made her re-do 3 lines. And after bursting into frustrated tears, I asked her where she was watching the line. Apparently I forgot to tell her to watch it BEFORE it gets to the needle! lol She had no problem finishing her lines after that clarification! If she's still interested tomorrow, I'll start her on a little nine-patch pillow.