Sunday, February 6, 2011

me + her

Saturday was a happy mail day - my Metro Living Circles arrived in brown.  1. They are gorgeous.  2.  I can finally start piecing my Sixth Time's the Charm crib quilt!

today

In the midst of the mess, good things happened today.

my mess + her mess

together

For one, I spent some time with Aria helping her practice at the sewing machine.  And, she opened her DIY vintage bunting from The Modern Marigold, which was one of her Christmas presents.  It really is an ideal first sewing machine project!  She was so proud to finish it all in one sitting.

using the sewing machine!

This little girl is growing up so fast.  In fact, she's starting to find ways to push back at my mommy influence.  Little pieces of making her own way in the world.  I just adore that she still absolutely wants to be just like me when it comes to creating.  Nothing pleases her more than working yarn alongside me on the couch or working on her own sewing project while I piece a quilt.  Gosh, she'll talk my ear off about how special it is!  May it always be so!

Aria's first embroidered picture

I've been meaning to show you this embroidery picture - her first.  Please indulge me!  This was her first embroidery picture and while she started it sometime early fall (I think), I was proud of her for continuing to work at it from time to time and, of course, for finishing it!  My favorite part is the "A" she added to the teapot.  And, yes, that is a big hole in the picture.  Learning experience - don't try to embroider on linen with a blunt needle. 

The very day she finished this one, she started another picture for a friend. Yep, sounds like my kind of girl!

22 comments:

  1. so sweet! our girls would be good friends, i am sure of it.

    i LOVE the etsy shop you linked! what fun goodies!

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  2. That is beautiful embroidery! My oldest boy wanted to sew so bad but he's afraid of the machine. ;)

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  3. What fun! My four year old wants so badly to learn to machine sew, but is semi-satisfied helping me pin for now. I love the embroidery your girl did. Very sweet! :)

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  4. I'm so impressed by her embroidery! What a treasure.

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  5. What a gorgeous first embroidery! How lovely to be able to share your passion with her, my little boys would love to get his hands on my sewing machine but he's not quite ready yet!

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  6. What a beautiful embroidery!

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  7. Aw, you make me wish I had a girl....

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  8. That is so cute! I can't wait to teach my daughter to sew! She is almost 4!

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  9. Love that precious embroidery. What hole--I didn't even see it till you mentioned it. So busy enjoying her work.

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  10. She's going to be thrilled to receive so many nice comments! Thanks all =)

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  11. Did she come up with that picture by herself or was she inspired by something? Looks like she's got a lot of her mommy's skill! :) I'm really impressed with how well it turned out for a first time project!

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  12. That's awesome! I'm glad she shares your crafting love. It's very special.

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  13. J. Thomas - Actually, Daddy modified some clip art from the web and printed it for her. Then, she used our light table to trace the pattern. She specifically wanted a teapot, teacup and spoon - so it was her idea!

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  14. I came across your blog in the last week or so, and I just wanted to say hello. My littles are still too little to machine sew, but I love their interest still the same. This post was very sweet and your daughter's project turned out just beautiful! Hope you have a good day!

    Katie

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  15. Seriously adorable! Look at her go! And that embroidery, so sweet! :)

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  16. so sweet! i wish i had my old embroiderys from when i was a little girl. she will have so much fun looking back at them and these pictures!

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  17. The Sixth Times A Charm pattern is a fun one! I have done 1 1/2 quilts based on that pattern.

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  18. I just love your blog! This post is so sweet.

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  19. oh i LOVE your pincushion in the second pic!! Can you direct me in the correct location to find how to make this?? :)

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  20. LeeAnn, the pattern for that pincushion is in Anna Maria Horner's book "Seams to Me". Enjoy!

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