I know I had a great year in 2011 and I am looking forward to another great one in 2012! Unfortunately, unlike other bloggers I do not have a photo log I can post with what I made this year. I can tell you I will not have this problem next year!
Sewing Lessons 101 are well underway at my house. My 5 year old daughter came to me and said "Mom I want a sewing machine." I thought she was kidding, but after 4 weeks of " Did you get me a sewing machine?" and "Can you show me today?" I decided to teach her. I WAS NERVOUS. We went though how the machine works, what the parts of the machine are called and where not to put your fingers. I put down green tape for her to line up her fabric.
Then she did it! She sewed her first seam. It had a 1-1/2" seam allowance, was mostly straight and was all hers. I was so proud. HerE is the first project she completed. I only made 4 of these seams for her. She did the other 10 herself.
She has had about 9 lessons so far and she is doing great. We have moved her green "line" so she is now at a 1/2" or 1/4" seam allowance. Impressive huh! She has made 2 purses and a blanket for our dog.
But that isn't enought for her. She told me she wanted to make a peace sign. I was like.... huh! I didn't know what else to do, so we Googled. She found an image she liked. So, she picked out fabric, I cut fabric, she sewed fabric, I ironed fabric, she sewed fabric, I cut fabric, she picked out more fabric.... you get the idea.
This is what we designed and she pieced.
I sewed it to the blue background she picked out. She did the rest of the piecing. I am so proud. I am calling it "Piece in 2012". Get it! It is 42" diameter and I am quilting it tonight. I can't wait to see how it comes out.
I gotta say, we are having so much fun with our sewing lessons. I can't wait to see what she wants to make next!
I will keep you posted and I wish all "Piece in 2012"!