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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chickee's sewing projects


Chickee has had the benefit of our delightful next door neighbor who has an awesome sewing room with a terrific view and great skills. Dottie has given Chickee just 2 sewing lessons and has dubbed Chickee a "natural". I'm so impressed with her little quilt! It has a backing, and batting inside, it has some basic quilting on the surface it has the nice edging thing (is it called binding?). Wait until I show you what she made in her 2nd lesson. (I think I need to take some lessons....). Chickee said she wants a sewing machine of her own! I know she can't reach the pedal and Dottie had to teach her using a push-button on/off mechanism on one of her machines.

I'm getting excited about the CAL. I'm thinking of questions to ask you to help guide the design (to some degree). I will do quick 1-2 day polls on different directions a "purse" could go, so you'll need to read everyday if you want to offer input. That is, if the purse option wins. There is still a couple days left to vote!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Ellen...how exciting about your daughter learning to sew. Her quilt is just lovely.

All three of my girls (14, 10, 8) have learned to sew and each has done a simple project or two. I also have a son who when he reaches 8 will be taking a basic sewing class. I'm a real believer that children should be taught how to use a sewing machine and make some easy projects. Boys and girls should know how to sew. If they enjoy it the "skies the limit" to do more advance projects.