July 23, 2011

The Fruits of our Labor

I had forgotten just how fun it was to have a youngster in the house!  Allie has been here for almost a month and we have had the best time!  We went upstairs this afternoon and sewed together.  I bought her a learning to sew kit and while I machine embroidered a retreat bag, she sat in her chair and diligently worked on her cat and heart.  I took the first 2 stitches while she watched and then handed it to her and she finished both pieces all by herself!... even the stuffing!  I would smile too if I had done such a fantastic job!

 We bought a weiner dog kit when she first came to our house and we finally got around to sewing him up today.  I made him for Allie while the machine was embroidering and while she was sewing.  He went together so easily!  I wanted to make myself one out of canvas but mine will wait for another day.  Although it went together easily, it was time consuming!!  I think Daisy is really cute and so does Allie!  Although she is still confused as to why it is a one-sided doggie! ha!

And this is the retreat bag that I worked on while we were upstairs.  I have a plan in mind for this one and more but we shall see if the plan pans out.  Time will be the determining factor. :)

I found this design at Embroidery Library.  I do have to say, I really LOVE how their designs stitch out!  There is no thread waste whatsoever!!

So, that was our afternoon!  What did you accomplish today?

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14 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! Where did you get that cute pattern? I have two live weiner dogs and would love to make one of these......so cute......glad to see a younger generation taking up stitching! I am teaching my 77yr young mother to crazy quilt!

Kathi said...

good times that she will remember always.

Linda said...

So cute, the weiner dog. And absolutely gorgous is Allie. You will cherish the time you have spent with her this summer.

The bag is cute also. I bet keeping you in stitches would love that bag.

Pam Kellogg said...

Oh how cute! It looks like she did a great job with her projects! I remember my mom teaching me to stitch when I was 7 or 8. I've had a needle in my hand ever since!

Pam

Kathleen said...

Your baby is becoming a quilting diva! Isn't it fun to share your passion with her? Hugs, KC1930

Dixieldy said...

Those are sooo cute! I think Allie did a perfect job! I'd even like to make that wiener dog for a present to someone. It's nice to have someone to teach :)

Trisha said...

Love seeing you and Allie having such a good time and the fruits of your labours are too cute! Precious memories to treasure :)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Sounds like you girls were having fun. You are so lucky that she wants to come and spend so much time with you and you have the opportunity to teach her things. I always enjoy teaching someone a new thing.

Carol said...

Tell Allie she did a wonderful job with her sewing projects! I remember having summer projects when I was young too. Mine weren't quite such fun-looking ones though. Cross-stitch samplers. lol

I'll be working again on the birth announcement for my grandson (to be born around 11/14/11) when I get back down to the shore Wednesday. Came home to make funeral arrangements for my stepson who drowned. So sad.

Carol (NJ)

Jackie said...

What great fun! Love the doggie as well.

I can't wait to have my grandkids eager to stay with grandma and quilt.

ekbuckeye said...

Looks like you two are having a great summer together! I hope Allie enjoys hand sewing, it's so relaxing.

Karima said...

Saw you on link party, now google following you, Karima x Good sewing projects! www.karimascrafts.com

kristastitched said...

love that weiner dog! I have a mini real one. how fun would it be to make her a plush one her size? im gonna have to investigate patterns haha

Connie said...

Love the little Wiener dog! Allie is so cute with all her little stuffed goodies. Love the little kitty.