Emmie’s Christmas Present

So I can’t show you anything I am working on right now since most of it is for competitions, but I can show you what miss Emmie has been up to. For Christmas we bought our sweet girl her own sewing machine! (she kept jumping on mine every time I would go iron something, and it was getting frustrating for both of us to keep waiting for the other.) She loves taking all my scraps and making things, and has a whole box of them in her room, the other day she came out of her room with a shirt she had designed and sewed all by herself by HAND. I really need to get a picture of it because it is so cute, but without THAT picture yet, I will leave you with a picture of my baby on HER baby instead, 

She’s working on her first pieced quilt, all by herself, I am soooo proud of how she’s doing, I can’t believe she’s only 10! (By the way, this picture was taken today, and I am pretty sure this is day 3 of her wearing her Christmas pajamas in a row, gotta love Christmas break!)

Isaac and Paul are at a week long Civil Air Patrol Encampment right now, so we girls are just slumming it and trying to get some sewing done.

  7 comments for “Emmie’s Christmas Present

  1. December 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm


  2. Joy
    December 29, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Her great grandmother would be so proud!

    • December 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      I agree 🙂 I actually think about that frequently while we sit together making things, how Emmie is joining the line of sewing women in my family linking us all together!

  3. December 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

    So fun. I remember sewing on “my own” with my mom when I was her age. A great gift I’m sure she’ll treasure.

    • December 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      She keeps saying “I can’t believe I have my OWN sewing machine!!!” I can’t believe it either, when she started sewing last year on the machine by herself, I was dyeing, I would stand behind her twitching terrified that she was going to sew through her finger (she did lean over to far once and got whacked in the forehead by the thread take up, poor thing was rubbing her head for a while after that!) But I have come to the point where I realize that if she DID sew through her finger, she wouldn’t die, (I sewed through my finger once, and I was an adult who had been sewing for YEARS) and she can’t learn if I keep taking over for her; so I have to just explain, be willing to help her unpick, un-jam, etc. and then let her figure out how it all works!

    • March 10, 2013 at 6:57 am

      You can let her know that I’ve been sewing forever and I’ve whacked my head on the the thread take up once or twice. It’s like an initiation. 🙂

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