Monday, June 10, 2019

Sewing with the grandson

Last Monday and Tuesday our oldest grandson, I'll call him B, spent the days at our house.  He wanted to sew with Grammy!  I thought that was a rather fabulous way to spend my birthday.  So in the mornings he sewed with me and in the afternoon he spent time with grandpa. 

B wanted to make a blanket quilt for his stuffed animals, he thinks it is a blanket as that is all they use in their house:(  He has done this with me before, but this time it need to be bigger to cover more animals!  I have a stack of charms for him to pick from.  He then arranged them how he wanted and with a little reminder of safety of the sewing machine he was happy to sit in front of the machine.  By noon he had the top pieced. 

When he came on Tuesday I had baseball fabric ready for him to learn how to make a pillowcase.  This was only the second one ever that I have done.  And I didn't do much on this one.  I found directions online for the burrito case and had him read them and then I cut and pinned.  He did all the sewing and did an awesome job for an 8 year old.  He was pretty proud of his sewing!  Here he is with his projects.

In some of my free time I love to make greeting cards, I forget to show them most of the time.  But I decided to try to sell some in my Etsy shop so I finally got a photo!  I am going to sell them in sets of 6 cards with envelopes. 


The hubby and I had a great Saturday riding bikes on an old paved railroad bed.  We've been to this place before but several years ago, it was nice to go there again.  Gorgeous weather for it.  That night we were invited to grill out at our friends house.  Good thing we did some fun things as it turned cool and very overcast on Sunday. 

What's in store for your week?  We have the MN quilt show in town, I'll be there on Thursday and Friday.  In between that I want to continue working on my OMG turkey runners.  I have a few other runners to bind also.  And maybe a couple more runners to piece, I have another idea or two for snowman runners:)  That bike ride must have relaxed me as I got these ideas while going down the trail!  Whatever you do this week have fun!





10 comments:

  1. How exciting that your grandson wants to sew. He did a fine job with his two projects! Of course, it helps that he had an excellent teacher. Cute cards, too. It's rainy and cool here, too, so I've been getting things done in my Hidey Hole!

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend the week! I have been busy writing a pattern, but I did finally get to sew a bit yesterday. Hopefully more today as well.

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  3. B did great on his projects! Your cards are beautiful; I'm sure they won't stick around long in your shop. You know what I'm up to this week (at least I hope so). See you at the show!

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  4. Hi Vicki! B did a great job on his quilt and pillowcase. Was he happy with the bigger sized quilt? Did it cover as many animals as he had hoped? He looks quite proud of himself - tell him he did a fabulous job for me, please. Are you taking a class at the show? Have fun! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. What fun to sew with B! And Happy Birthday to you, too! Are you taking a class with Bonnie Hunter? I just read on her blog that she's teaching at the MN quilt show this week. Have a great week!

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  6. It is wonderful to read of your grandson sewing with you. What a treasured time spent with a dear boy! His work is lovely!

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  7. Cute cards! And I always love seeing your handsome grandson. His projects turned out so great!! It's just the best thing that he wants to sew with you :)

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  8. What fun with your grandson....I use to sew with my sons. Love your greeting cards

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  9. Such great sewing from B! He did a great job! And that does sound like a fantastic way to spend your birthday! Happy belated birthday!

    Since I used to live in the town where you live, I am curious as to where you went biking. It could very well be a place I went with my family a lot as a child/teen.

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  10. Cute cards. I look forward to when I will be able to sew with my grands.

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