Sewing Sunday

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She got a sewing kit from her Aunt Karen for Christmas or her birthday.  I don’t remember.  I was changing out curtain rods in the three bedrooms.   She caught me in the middle to ask if she threaded the needle correctly.  I sighed and then remembered that this was much more than hanging curtains.  This was teaching my daughter to sew.  This was opportunity.  We sat side by side on her bed.  We lined up the felt cat pieces.  We pinned the top.  We chose the button eyes and decided on contrasting thread.  She learned to sew a button and do a blanket stitch.  She wore her measuring tape like a badge of honor.  She, always my daughter, tired of it fairly quickly, but next weekend, I will set aside the time and we might finish the head.  So much to do, so little time, but you only get so few of these opportunities.

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4 responses to “Sewing Sunday

  1. A precious memory you have created – and a possibly, a new creative outlet for life. Nice job Mom!….

  2. Good for you for seizing the moment. It’s not always easy to do…especially when we’re in the middle of something “important”..! I lose interest in things quickly, too…one of the reasons gardening keeps my interest…it’s something new every day. Can’t wait to see the finished kitty project!

  3. Isn’t it nice when that moment comes to us when we DO realize that stopping we are doing to do something that is more important–such as showing a child how to sew?

    Your daughter will probably always remember that moment–but had you kept on hanging the curtains, you’d have forgotten that moment by the end of the day. =)

  4. I admire that you stopped what you were doing to appreciate your daughter’s interest. It is so easy to get caught up in the little things of life that these moments can easily pass by! Inspiring post and lovely photos!

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