Jun 29, 2009

Sewing Date

Last week my daughter attended my summer camp. She wasn't able to finish "all" her projects so I told her we would make a few sewing dates over the summer where only her and I would sew. We had our first date spending 4 hours at the sewing center today.

She finished making her grandmother's birthday present. She made pillows that spelled out Nana (except her N's ended up looking like H's). We also cut out her next project, a halter top. Picked out 2 more patterns to go with the fabric she bought. I worked on my scrap fabric top - not liking so much the way it's coming out. I have ideas though. I was given tons of cut out from a designer. It's a bunch of smaller pieces I spliced together.

We had a lot of fun. I think she likes playing her music over my laptop and dancing more than she likes sewing :) dance is in her blood like sewing's in mine.

Sewing all day with my daughter, going back for evening classes and still I want to sit at the machine and sew more. I'm thinking about buying a machine to have at home. All my supplies and machines are at the sewing center. I have to drive about a mile away to get to them :)

I'm only doing evening classes this week to spend some time with little one making some mother daughter memories for the summer. They grow up so fast...

And if you can believe it this Saturday is July 4th. I'll be taking a 4 day weekend and can't wait to just play and make many smiles with both my children.

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,


  1. Kids go their own way for sure! My daughter would not sew. Period. She liked tools and hung around with her dad instead. She's a grown woman with babies of her own now, and she still likes tools and hates to sew!

  2. You are making such wonderful memories for your daughter and for yourself. It is so important because they do grow up so fast.
    None of my daughters really sew. 2 have made some home decor things. The other just doesn't have time. They are all very creative though and do their own things.

  3. How cool that you get to sew with your daughter! My nieces seem to want to sew with me, but I only see them twice a year, so we don't get many opportunities...

    Just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about your excellent question for my Friday Confession series (about oldest piece of fabric in stash). Gwen of All My Seams gave me so many ideas that I am alternating her questions with the questions from other folks, but your question is scheduled for next week and I bet we get some pretty great stories! I can't wait to read the answers. Thanks again for suggesting it! :)

    Happy Fourth of July!