Monday, October 1, 2012

Sewing on Her Own-Mostly

I have been sewing and quilting for a while now. Whenever I start sewing Heidi Anne is right by my side either asking what I am doing or just standing there watching. I think it's the oddest thing that my little bundle of energy will stop everything and just watch me so for almost an hour.
This weekend she was once again by my side at the sewing machine, narrating to me what I was doing. "Check the bobbin and the tension. Make sure everything is nice and clean. Now you reverse stitch to make sure the pieces stay together. Don't go to fast or you can sew your fingers (insert "Momma, you're so silly" giggles)."
After a bit she pipes up "Can I have a turn? I want to show you what you do!" I got her on my lap while she helped me guide the fabric. After a few times, I let her take over (mostly). She thought it was the coolest thing ever. Right after I finished sewing she jumped off my lap, grabbed some pins and fabric, then starting piecing together different fabrics together. I always forget how much a little kid can pick up just by watching. Sometimes she would be coloring while I told her what steps I was on-or telling her those little funny things I would tell her seemed to make the biggest impression. Example, "If you're not looking you can sew your fingers together."