Monday, April 1, 2013

Right along side me



As I was sorting fabric the other day, this one said she felt like sewing.  She hasn't said that in a few years so I jumped up from what I was doing, set up a card table nearby, brought out all my 5" fabric squares and let her pick absolutely anything she wanted!


She put her favorites into ten piles of four squares each and got busy sewing them into rows.  And pressing.  And pinning and sewing them all together.  She then asked for batting and backing and set to quilting it herself too.


Once she finishes sewing on the binding she says it will lay across the top of her dresser. 

Sewing together + seeing that she must have been watching me all these years = heart bursting with pride.

-dana

25 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Completely understand the heart bursting. She is doing such a great job - way to go mama!

MeganW said...

someone's been teaching her right. ;)

Lee D said...

Its a good day when sewing with tpur daughter

Kar said...

My heart is melting just as I know yours was. :)

diane said...

The best memories are created from these moments.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Oh how wonderful that feeling must be!!!
Maybe, just maybe my grand daughter will follow in my foot steps.

~Michelle~ said...

That's awesome! And I bet she's coming up with something completely different than you would have... :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Fun!

Mary Reading said...

How fun. My Girl is not in to what I am in too, now the middle boy who loves to spin yarn is total on board with the sewing and steps of it.

Sara said...

Amazing! She had it planned Mama!

Melissa said...

That is great! :) Sounds like she's enjoying it!

Paige said...

Awesome! What a great thing to share. I keep hoping my almost 8 year old will ask to try knitting but it hasn't happened yet. I'll keep hoping!

Jennifer said...

It took me 28 years to join my mom next to the sewing machine, so you're way ahead of her! Love that your girls enjoy hobbies with both parents - running on day, crafting the next!

Ginny said...

Wow, what an awesome time spent together! Amazing what they absorb as they watch us through our days work.

Jen said...

totally awesome!

Kristen said...

Wonderful.

What a memory she and you will carry along. May there be more sewing time, too.

My girl out quilts me like mad. :/

Terriaw said...

How wonderful! I'm so touched, my heart is bursting for you. I love seeing what she made and hearing how she'll use it too.

Sarah said...

Yep I get it! It's a lovely feeling.

sallgood said...

Can't wait to see her beautiful work! :D

Nita said...


Awwwwww! Sweet!

A Girl said...

Priceless. I love mother daughter time.

Kim Thomasson said...

That just makes my heart happy! I know I'm a just a big sap, but I know how I feel when my girls want to sew with me. It's a treasure and it warms my heart.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

That totally makes me smile and bring tears to my eyes as I absolutely want my daughter to feel the same way and love to sew and create too. I know you must be so proud!
(PS: Love the barn quilt on your new garage!)

CitricSugar said...

Did you cry? I totally would've cried. Between running and sewing and everything else, your family is just so darn talented.

Kelli said...

My heart would have been bursting with pride too. My 8-yr-old has NO interest in sewing. She's done one or two things and done some hand-sewing and did let me teach her to knit, but she's just not there yet. I would cry I think if she wanted to sew with me!