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
Grandchildren Robert, 5, and Laurel, 7, spent Friday night and all day Saturday with us. As usual, it was a busy time with both children requesting a sewing project with me and shop time with their grandfather.
Bob finished a shop project with Robert, but Laurel is training for a children’s triathalon and asked him to “train” with her. In Florida’s scorching July heat, they jogged and biked and twice went swimming with Robert. Bob is a real trooper, but time (and energy) ran out before he and Laurel made it into the shop.
I managed to do some machine embroidery with the little guy which I will post later. The major sewing project was Laurel’s, this doll sleeping bag.
Once again, at our house, Laurel’s American Girls doll Kit was forced to spend the night in the nursery crib because the little doll cradle at the foot of Laurel’s bed is too short for the 18″ dolls. Laurel lamented the doll bedding shortage everywhere. At her home, she has the sweet AG doll bed decked out with bedding I made for her first doll, Molly . But now that Kit has joined the family, “She has to sleep on the floor, Nana!” Outrageous!
Last month, at our cabin, Kit again had to sleep on the floor, just as she had at a recent sleepover. So Laurel thought this would be a very useful accessory for her new doll.