Snip, Snip, Snip. Sew, Sew, Sew. I decided I better show-and-share some of my two older girls' projects lest you think they did not get the textile-therapy gene like the triplets did! I tell you the truth: Apples don't fall far from trees. All my girls seem to like fabric and the potential it holds. We hope the male constituent (singular--even our cat is a girl!) of this house doesn't feel left out, but he shows no interest in stitching up something fabulous. If he did, we'd include him in the fun. Bless his heart, though. He encourages us to do whatever makes our boat float! What makes his boat float, you ask? Well, he is a lover of million mile bike rides and steep death marches up the tallest mountain in the forest. We don't get it, but we join him occasionally. It amuses us.
Anyhoo, when my very scheduled older daughters get a chance, they pull my old Kenmore off the shelf and stitch up something fun. I used this machine for many years. I must say the Kenmore can stitch a straight stitch like no other. That's about all it can do, but hey, at least it does it well! Kchnk, kchnk, kchnk, kchnk...that is the very clunky sound of perfectly straight even stitches.
Back to the girls...Paige is eleven. She is not afraid to try anything. If she sees it, she thinks she can make it. Most of the time she can. After seeing me make about a kabillion bags, she decided to give it a try. She designed and stitched these for her sisters. She filled them with goodies before she gave them away. Not too bad for a sewing newbie, huh?
Hailey is fourteen. She designed and stitched these little penguins. I was impressed by her vision. First, she would stitch the shape of the wings and feet on fabric with the wrong sides toghether. Then she would cut out her pieces using the stitching as a guide. All of her seams are on the outside.It thinks it gives the birdies alot of character. Perhaps she will design patterns like these someday. I love these little Flossies from Melly and Me. Not quite as much as I love Paige Bags and Hailey Penguins, but almost.
Next time I post, I will show you what I've been up to lately. Shelves of Love, I tell you! Shelves. Of. Love. Or maybe I'll tell you why Chick's Rule. Or maybe...Oh, so many ideas! I can't wait.
Until then take care,