Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I've got that sewing bug......

I had been itching to get behind my machine and make things during the holidays and I organised a sewing day with two friends - but you know how it is when you have people over to your house - you end up spending most of your time serving, feeding and organising - and very little time actually sewing.
On top of that, Emily's friend decided to have a go at sewing a bag. She's never really made anything before but was very enthusiastic.
The following day I had everything ready to do some quilting and then the boys decided they wanted to sew. In so many ways I really wanted to be selfish and tell them to go off and amuse themselves but I just couldn't. I love the thought that my kids want to be creative and I strongly believe I have to encourage that where possible. So, no sewing for me on Thursday............

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12 comments:

My Love is..... said...

Great pix..... what fun your boys have been having.

nicolette said...

That‘s great, the whole family needing your sewing machine! I hope you will have some quality time stitching over the weekend!!

Mary said...

I'm loving the look of that first quilt - the green and yellow one. It looks very pretty. I hope you can fit some sewing in to your weekend. :O)

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Maybe today or tomorrow, the weather looks as if it will make it an "inside" day. Liking that green quilt as well, looks as if it is nearly finished? Maybe one day the boys will make a quilt.
take care
Pip

Blossom said...

great pics..lovely to see your family all taking an interest!!!

maybe on a school day you will get a go??LOL

did you make a lotus bag yet??

XUE said...

My son just tried stippling on the sewing machine for the first time & loves it. He is a late starter compared to yr boys as he is 11. I love this peek of yr sewing machine. I have a very, very simple Brother model which was a trade (for my jewelry). I would love to have a better, faster model now.

Leanne said...

Oh I love seeing your boys sewing Levin! I had wondered what you were up too now that you've completed your other quilt!

Sabrina said...

Oooo I love the colors of your quilt! Hope you get a chance with the machine so you can finish it.

It is so wonderful to get everyone in on the creating.

Jacoline (Lien) said...

What a great kids, love them.

Jantine said...

Looking at the pictures it was worth having the sewing on hold, but I understand how you felt!

Leanne said...

I love the concentration involved in that sewing. I hope you are soon behind that machine.

Jenny said...

Hope you got some done this weekend-love the concentration-looks like fun at your house!