Sewing a Gift

It’s been a while since I wrote about Amie’s crafting. All the garden activity hasn’t put a stop to all that, of course. Today we made something specials for one of Amie’s teachers who has broken her wrist. Amie wanted to give her one of her dolls, but then I suggested her teacher probably no longer plays with dolls. So we came up with the idea of sewing a nice embroidery for her.

Amie has sewed before, on a piece of punched paper and lately with a plastic grid and needle.


But this was much more fun!

We assembled our “real” materials: a small wooden hoop, a coarsely woven napkin that I can no longer get clean – curse that chocolate soy pudding! – a thick embroidery needle and some wool.  Amie made a simple drawing on the mounted fabric and then she sewed along the lines.






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  1. Ahhhh this brings back such fond memories of my sweet daughter and her early sewing projects. The sense of accomplishment is so worth any effort on our part to set up the sewing, help with the needle, untangle the thread a million times, coach the up down, up down. Look at her face with the smile….priceless.

    Oh how I wish I could go back. But I relish the woman my daughter has become now in her twenties. She loves to sew and create and it started just like with your sweet daughter.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Barb-Harmony Art Mom
    PS I was watching your video of your daughter putting the puzzles together and it reminded me of when my dd was her age and we used to try to trick her by giving her different puzzle pieces all at one time and she would figure it out with ease. They are amazing girls.

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