..........I'm reasonable sure that it must be genetic, this desire to create something using fabric and thread............
My sewing room was overtaken this week by a very enthusiastic visitor! Caitlin (granddaughter #2) spent the week here as she trys to do most school holidays. The beginning of the week was so hot that we couldn't do very much at all so she decided that a bit of practice with the sewing machine was the way to go. We all know that it's no good trying to practice on something that we don't have any enthusiasm for, so we chose to make a cushion for her bed. I had a small piece of fabric that was left over from her bedroom curtains (the black Ikea fabric) so she decided that was going to be it!!
She did a pretty good job and as you can most probably tell by the look on her face, really enjoyed herself!! She also made herself two pouch purses but I didn't get photo's of those.
I do have clever grandchildren you know!!!!She sustained her creative juices with liberal amounts of treats.....................
..............not all as deliciously indulgent as dessert on Tuesday!! I have to tell you that she posted a photo of her Sundae creation on my facebook page with the sole intention of making her brother jealous - it worked too!!
Yesterday we took ourselves off to the shopping centre and had a little retail therapy, with liberal treats of muffins and fast food lunch. I will have to get serious with the Wii fit next week!!!!!!!
So as to the genetic statement..............
Caitlin - learning to sew
Her Mum - learnt to sew at about the same age
Me - I've always sewed something as long as I can remember
My Mum - has always sewed
My maternal grandfather - was the sewer in the family, I still have a crib that he made for me when I was born, stitched from canvas.
My maternal g. grandfather - was a tailor...........
beyond that I don't know, but it sure would be interesting to find out!!