Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sewing with Granddaughters

This morning the granddaughters learned to use the sewing machine.  They made totes from ballerina fabric.  One has more blue with a blue lining and the other pinks with pink lining.  We had to put a box under the sewing machine for the youngest.  Her legs weren't long enough.  They both completed their totes and were so proud of them.  I had the fabric cut when they arrived.  They did the rest.  We used the new seam guide on my Janome.  They learned to use the various functions on the machine.  They called it the computer part (which I guess it is!)

They took their bags to the library this afternoon and we checked out some books for them to read.  The library also had a presentation by Ballet Folklorico.  They really enjoyed the performances which included dancing, singing, and musicians. 

The girls also prepared their own lunches today.  These are photos of their creations.  We got a little carried away with the green food coloring for the seaweed noodles.


Betsy said...

They are adorable! Think of all the wonderful memories you're creating together. Lunch looks like it was fun even with the green noodles!

Melinda Cornish said...

I have been doing this with Liv too! It is so much fun...In fact, you have double the fun...Lucky you Pam!

Linda said...

This is so sweet, Pam! Your lovely granddaughters must have had so much fun!

Jilly said...

What a fabulous work. It is best to keep colour pencils, watercolours or any important files also. It is best cover of bible also. I really impressed with your granddaughter 's work.
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Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,

Your granddaughters are so cute. That is great that they are learning how to use the sewing machine. Their lunch turned out great! Go job Girls! :)

PeggyR said...

Your granddaughters are darling!

T's Daily Treasures said...

How wonderful that you are teaching the girls how to sew and that they have made something they can actually use. Love the quilted pieces you made for your living room. We are back from Nepal and I've been playing catch up today. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

Maggie R said...

Your grand daughters are adorable.Looks like they had a good time making their totes...Takes me back awhile doing the same with my grand daughters. Mine are all grown up now and married....sigh..... guess I am getting old! VBG