Learning to Sew

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Spending a little time sewing today. As I sit by waiting to fix tangled stitches and rethread needles, I try to quiet the inner voice that is begging me to start up a project of my own. Be patient, I tell myself. Before I start anything new I need to make sure 'A' has a firm footing in the world of fabric, thread and needles. She loves to create and until now has been most comfortable creating with paper. It's time for her to learn a new skill and I think sewing is it. Once she sees her creations come together she'll be excited to whip up presents for her dolls and her sister. I'm hoping she'll also have fun raiding my scrap fabric basket and stop raiding my printer paper drawer so often. One can hope, right?

The sewing kit was a gift from her grandparents and is an Alex Toy product. It has several handiwork projects that call for sewing and crochet skills. There's a book included that illustrates different types of stitches. 'A' picked out the stuffed doggie project and slowly but surely she's working her way toward finishing it.

'H' is practicing her stitches using a plastic canvas, craft thread and a tapestry needle. She draws the picture on the canvas, then fills it in with stitches.

Have I mentioned how good it feels to unpack, settle in, and fall back into comfortable routines? It does.

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About Me

My name is Jillian. I started this blog as a way to experiment with my camera and it's a become a nice little spot where I enjoy spending time. I'm a mother to 6 and 4 year old daughters, wife to a cool computer guy, and mama to a cuddly cat. We enjoy eating local, organic food; managing several food allergies; homeschooling with love; spending time in nature; and we love to take time each day to be creative. You can also find me over at From Scratch Club from time to time. Welcome!