Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday my Miss Special K

I can't believe Miss K is 8 years old! We have such a special bond--not only being the oldest grandchild, she LOVES fabric and sewing and designing, etc. She'll come over and tell me that we NEED to go to the Studio. She likes it best when it's just her here by herself with me, then we can play all we want out there. :) Well, since she turned 8, I told her that it was time for her to sew on my machine by herself! She's a bit timid about getting hurt in anyway (which is a good thing), but I thought she was ready. I was making her a 3 tiered ruffle skirt and after a few practice pieces, turned over the hemming to her! I was shocked how much control she had over the machine (meaning...she didn't 'speed'!) and how straight she could sew. I put in little 1/4" hems and she sewed everyone of them perfect or darn close. I love it! Now we can do even MORE things together. She's gotten really good about designing and laying out quilts, but I had to sew them. Now she can start doing her own.

The final result. I had to finish it after she left, so I couldn't take a picture of her wearing it, but I will. I made one for my other granddaughter this summer, so now they have matching skirts. I also made some headbands to match. So...Happy Birthday Miss Special K--I am so blessed to have you in my life!


Vicki W said...

What fun! How nice to have something the two of you can do together.

swooze said...

Aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww...how sweet!

Nana's Quilts said...

Ahhhhh Nana - you're the best!