I am home from a visit with granddaughters and family. I am glad I could be there for school holidays to spend more time with them.
The oldest made her Halloween costume – a bat. She designed the wings. She couched pipe cleaners as bones in the wings. We used sticky back hook and loop tape to hold the wings to a black shirt.
She has also made a mask out of black felt.
The youngest recounted that her big sister first learned to use the sewing machine at age 4 and since she is age 4, she wanted her lesson. I happened to have 2 ½” by 4 ½” scraps cut. I let her choose a dark and a light to sew together. I ran the foot pedal and helped her guild the fabric. She was responsible for raising and lowering the presser foot and cutting the thread. After a few seams she wanted to keep sewing to make a doll blanket large enough for her doll. I did have to resew 2 seams so as not to have holes. I pressed, sewed backing and turned pillowcase style plus top-stitched the edge.
She is happy and this grandmother is very proud of both.
Enjoy some time sewing and quilting!