Friday, February 10, 2006

No Sewing again......


I haven't been doing much sewing lately, too many other things getting in the way.

My GGD is going to be the next generation of quilt makers. She loves my antique Singer I removed the moter and installed a hand crank in it's place. The first time she noticed it she claimed it as hers and declared she wanted to sew. That year we made her first block, a 4 patch.


She proudly took it home to show her other gramma. Last year with my help she made a quilt for Muffin, her kitty. She sewed the blocks together and I added the back and quilting. She's quite pleased with her work. vbg She will be here for a visit mid April, I hope we can do some more 4-patches. I don't get to see her often and I treasure the special time we have together sewing.

Today I trimmed down more of the star parts and have them all prepped and ready to stitch together. Maybe tomorrow will be a sewing day.

12 comments:

Darcie said...

Oh how fun, Dona! So glad that someone took the time to snap a pic of the two of you sewing and cranking away!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

How sweet is that? It's so wonderful to see the next generation of quilters!
Kairle

Nines said...

You're such a good grammy! Isn't it wonderful when children show an interest in what we are doing. something to share and memories you make, together. How's the hubby? Scared me too! I just threw away an old tube of BenGay just the other day because it had seperated.

Dona said...

Hubby is doing fine, no lasting effects of the other night. He now is making a joke of what could have been very serious. Says better to laugh than cry. Thanks for asking.

Patti said...

Those are pictures to treasure always. Thanks so much for sharing them!

Lucy said...

So sweet !! Just like my little Isis (http://lucyquilting.blogspot.com/2006/01/isis.html) They could be friends :c)

Bonnie said...

cultivating a little quilter..how sweet!

Bonnie

Lucy said...

I didn't found your email but I will answer your mail . so I am doing it this way :c)
Yes you can call the netherlands also Holland. both is oké but international they call our country The Netherlands . Fun that your grandparents came from here./ Do you already know from which place?? And do you have still some dutch things or do you use some words ? I got more mails from American quilters who have dutch grandparents . I know that about 1900 a lot of dutch people emigrate to The States .
Lucy

The Calico Cat said...

She made a lovely kitty quilt! You both should be proud!

Dawn said...

Oh that is the sweetest picture of your GGD with her quilt top! And how fun for her to hand crank that machine. These are going to be memories she always remembers!

cher said...

love seeing you teach your GGD on a hand crank and falling in love with quilting- how very special!

Sharon said...

And this will be the special times she remembers, too! Love the pictures!