I am always thrilled when one of my children shows interest in my hobbies. When two children are enthusiastic, even better and I need to act. AJ and BL have been pouring over my patchwork and quilting books. They have enjoyed the patchwork projects that we have done together. It was time to take it one step further and book them on to a children’s course.
We are truly lucky to live within easy reach of Midsomer Quilting, just the most wonderful quilting shop I have ever been in. As well as selling the most tempting range of fabrics and displaying inspirational quilts, they run quilting courses. Where better for my girls to learn?
Up to this point, the girls had used the iron a few times, but never my sewing machine. For the course, they needed both. They took to my sewing machine like little ducks to water. After lots of samples, they were ready. AJ, for one, loves my sewing machine. Given the choice, she tells me that, she would rather be sewing with it than having time on the computer.
Yesterday, they attended the course. I went too, to help them. I’m not sure if they learnt more or me. I am self-taught and there are so many holes in my knowledge. I’m still digesting it all. By the end of the day, the girls had made a nine patch cushion cover and I had learnt that they are less likely to burn themselves when they iron, or sew their fingers together, if I’m not looking over their shoulders. My babies are growing up!
Fortunately their sense of silliness is still firmly in place. Not growing up too quickly then. Phew!
A fun day was had by all and the girls are looking forward to the next course. (Me, too!) Thanks to everyone at Midsomer Quilting for all their help and inspiration.