Fun in the Sewing Room
I can’t ever say I can’t sew because my grandson’s are visiting. Nope, not ever. Because today they came over and I babysat while their parents went and helped their friends move, and I managed to get a skirt made. Cayden was an absolute doll. I put him at my cutting table with paper and weights and marking chalk, but his favorite “toy” was my giant magnifying glass. He also insisted on climbing up on my lap and helping me sew. But boy is he smart. In two shakes, he learned how that foot pedal worked and when I turned my back wanted to press it and make the machine go. I guess I’ll have to find a boy (and toy) version of a little machine if he’s going to be in my sewing room very often.
“Damma, I tan help you! Let me try!”
“Purty fabric, Damma. Pease, me have some?”
And sweet Evan. He loved watching his brother, but most of the time he was here, he slept.
After sewing and Evan’s nap, we walked up to Safeway to get a Jamba Juice and back – a good two miles in 80 degree heat. I think I sweated off 5 pounds. The stroller my daughter has for the kids is one of those great ones that you can pull behind a bike. It’s awesome. I wish they had those when my kids were little.
Finished up the skirt – it’s that turquoise color fabric Cayden is holding in the picture, and the same pattern as the black floral I just made. Now I’m tracing out an Ottobre pattern skirt from the 02/2008 issue. I’ll be making it out of the turquoise and black on white cotton I recently purchased.
Later….it’s almost date time. 🙂 More on that later too.