Grandson Robert, 10 yo, embroidered this fleece poncho on my Brother Dream Machine.
Shops, internet and sewing groups inundate us with beautiful and adorable projects for our girls. Items for the boys appear far less frequently. Yet we want to shower them with the same love that is stitched into items made for our girls.
My friend Judy Day faithfully and thoughtfully includes something for her grandson in packages she sends with garments for her granddaughter. See one example in her Even Steven post.
When our delightful 10 yo grandson Robert spent the night recently, he spent a lot of time cuddled up on the couch, wrapped in a fleece throw. March Madness was well underway, watched intently by Robert and his Granddad.
As Robert trekked into the kitchen for a drink refill, with his blanket dragging the floor and slipping off his shoulders, Sonia Showalter’s poncho came to mind. That’s just what Robert needed!
He agreed it was a great idea and wanted to help. The technology of my Dream Machine fascinates him and he always asks a lot of questions about its capabilities. In my experience, kids love sewing machines. Robert chose a dragon from the built-in designs.
Laurel encouraged Alyssa. The girls sewed in their pajamas until long past bedtime.
What a fabulous weekend we had! Two grandchildren are a bundle of fun, but including a third child added so much to the equation.
Additionally, I had that pleasure of introducing that child to the wonders of sewing!
When my granddaughter learned that her good friend Alyssa had been asking for sewing lessons, Laurel asked if she could invite her to spend the weekend with us. We all had a grand time.
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We started with embroidery because she had a specific project in mind for her pastor father. He recently answered a call to another church and she wanted to embroider one of his favorite Scripture verses to hang in the new office.
Psalm 19:14 was not in my now very extensive collection of Bible verse designs—thank you Designs by JuJu and Sew Bird’s Stitches–so I worked up the text quickly and easily with my Brother PE-Design. It certainly is appropriate for a preacher. Continue reading