What does summer bring?
-Kids who want to run a sewing machine.-
It sounded like such a good idea in February -
"Yes, we'll make a Pokémon quilt this summer. Yes."
I sort of sold all the Pokémon fabric,
thinking of course,
I can get more.
I can't get more :(.
We settled on Playball by Riley Blake.
I cut 6" squares for him.
It's not that I don't love kids sewing.
I just don't love teaching my own kids sewing.
You've been here, right?
The project is ready.
The child is attentive for an hour
and then it gets too hard.
And then the project sits.
But... today was different.
This boy has perseverance.
He just sewed ALL of these rows
in a looong afternoon.
He didn't want to stop.
I've never had it go like this before.
He really can sew by himself.
He learned all about unpicking
I did the pinning, babying the machine
and cheering him on.
And just like that, the top is done.
I'm still impressed.
We can check this off
the summer list!
I'm off to machine quilt this
which I've never done.
And will probably be whining and
saying "this is too hard" after an hour.