I have two beautiful daughters, and also have a love for sewing. Carly my oldest would stand behind me in the chair I was sitting in sewing most nights. She would brush and play with my hair and we would talk and talk the night away.
We also put her play room in the same room as my craft room so that worked out really well. She went to school with lots of home made clothes. Easter dresses were out of this world.
Catie came along almost 9 years later and was my little tomboy. She loved dresses though and wore them to school. The teachers would call and tell me Dolly I have sewn the waist of her dress back so many times it is impossible to fix it this time. They would lovingly do this. I would go take her another, she did like to play on the playground a lot.
I always felt that they were ashamed of those home made dresses. Years later they brought me to tears talking of how much that meant to them. They were not ashamed at all.
Carly went to Disney World with an entire home sewn wardrobe...I was unable to go, but family told me she lovingly laid out all of her outfits and was so excited to wear them.
Catie and I have a song that brings me to tears and it is Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton.
Don't ever think you know what is on your children's minds because it is entirely possible that you do not.
Life has taken me away from sewing for quite a few years and it is past time for me to return to it.
A few years back Carly & maybe Catie too I can't remember bought me a wonderful sewing machine. I really think that back in my day a car could have been bought for less money. Anyway it has been in the case for all of that time. I have been intimidated just looking at it.
The girls, my niece Beth and I are now taking sewing classes, well I am going with them and it is so much fun. The machine has been dusted off and away we go.
This is going to be such fun. I might even bring out the clay and paint while I'm at it. I see an apron in Hibiscus House's next simple giveaway.
What things have you put aside and maybe need to continue? Comment about them I would love to hear of your interests.