While dinner was baking in the oven, I was upstairs in my studio working on the teacher quilt blocks. My little missy wandered up to check out what I was doing (something they do a lot when I'm in there). I glanced up at my machine and saw her attempting to "sew" a scrap of fabric on the old Singer. She learns so much just by watching.
I can't tell you how the sight made my crafting momma heart sing.
Back to work I was going to go but I thought the heck with it. I'm going to take a few minutes and REALLY sew with my girl! I grabbed the 6 charms she was given a few weeks ago when we were at a LQS, hastily cut 3 more that coordinated and off we went.
She wanted "I do-d it" but I convinced her to let me help.
Let me tell you, it was really hard to take these pictures with her sitting on my lap, me guiding her with one hand and holding the camera with the other.
She was very serious about holding the fabric, so much in fact that she wasn't letting it advance. I didn't care one bit how it came out. She was having a blast.
I had her wait the couple of minutes while I ironed the seams, turned around to hand it to her and she exclaimed "I yuv it"! That gigantic smile says it all.
She ran downstairs to show Daddy her "quilt" and kept saying "I zo, Daddy I zo". At a mere 3 years old, I think she has caught the bug.
P.S. I will take this little mini one day this week while she is at preschool, add the batting and backing and do some simple quilting, plus the binding of course. I just can't let her first quilt" remain a UFO.