Saturday, January 25, 2014

happy days…

stitching with my grand-daughter.  I am happy to say that  after having 5 grand-daughters I was despairing that none of them had the sewing gene, but hoorah one of them has. :-)

Jenna aged 9 stayed with me the other day  when I had the builder here, and my MIL ( who needs care) . All Jenna kept saying was…Grandma when are we going to sew on the machine. So, after choosing some fabric we decided to make a cushion.

Didn’t manage a photo of her sewing the cushion – phone was flat, but I took one of her later sewing a sleeping bag VBG! for her toy puppy. 2014-01-23 16.04.04  2014-01-23 16.04.56

Anyway back to the cushion – she chose the fabrics and sewed the straight seams. We then added a J stuck down with vlisofix. I buttonholed around it, then did some meandering. She then sewed the backing and front together.2014-01-23 16.10.052014-01-23 16.10.28 It was a fun project, to make ch together.  The cushion was a bit fat for the cover, but after she leans on it a few times, I’m sure it’ll be OK.  Before that we did some baking and made Peanut butter biscuits. 

For morning tea she managed to convince Grandpa to make his speciality – Omletti ( Italian word) which is the same as Crepes Suzette. Paper thin and delicious. I won’t learn how to make them, as its the only cooking he does. He is slowly teaching which ever grandchild wants to learn how to make them.2014-01-23 09.59.09

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All quiet today on the home front – still have MIL here but we have been watching the Australia Open Tennis. So good to watch. Now to stitch down some of my Mrs Billings hexies.

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8 comments:

Sew Quilt Designs said...

What a nice story and the cushion is lovely :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so nice! my granddaughter was interested in sewing one year when we visited the next year she wasn't :(
looks like you had a great time.

Frances Leate said...

Lovely to see you passing on some of your expertise and what a lovely cushion. Take care

pinewood said...

Looks like a fun time. Love the cushion, the omelette looks good too.

carla said...

Hi!!! Great to have a grand daughter you can share quilting with!!! Very cute cushion!!!! I bet she had lots of fun!!!!

Julie said...

Love this, can't wait to see if Brooklynn has the sewing gene!

Sandy Bedggood said...

Hi Sue, lovely story of your grand daughter sewing and cooking! What model Pfaff is that, the 4.1? I'm interested in the pin cushion thingy you seem to have hanging off the machine, looks like a good idea. Might make one of those.

FlourishingPalms said...

Catching up on blog reading after WAY too long! Delighted to see you spending time, and sharing sewing with your granddaughter. Her pillow turned out so cute! She should be very proud of herself. And learning to cook too, from grampa! She's a lucky young lady.

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