Not every “sewing” lesson is taught at the sewing machine.
Last weekend while camping, Grace came up to me with her children’s tablet and said, “Look Grandma, wouldn’t this be a fun fabric?” Of course it’s pink. 🙂
She is seeing design potential in the world around her. How many of you as a quilter have taken photos of stone or tile work, window grates, patterns on building? So can a picture on a child’s toy.
So while I didn’t have my machine available, we talked sewing possibilities. What would she make if she had fabric like that? A dress, quilt, skirt, hair bows, something else? Next time I’m going to suggest she draw some designs she’d like to see as fabric. Who knows, she may be a future fabric designer.
Looking for opportunities on the journey, Jackie
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