Here she is last year at the zoo with her older half-sister Miss R and her younger sister, Miss A.
Miss E was the lucky beneficiary of the Babylock sewing machine I won at the Midwest YaYa Sisters event at Nancy's Notions. She's got a couple of projects in process.
This weekend we went into the sewing room, ostensibly to finish up a project I started for the church guild. I was sorting through a bin of four patches, making piles of similar colors with the intent to put them into kits. I was also cutting the 2 inch strips required to round out the numbers. You know how you do that, you sew twos together, then cross cut them into two inch by 3 1/2 inch sections, flip and sew together for a four patch, pressing as you sew.
I chain sew these pieces and parts together, and Miss A usually cuts them apart for me. A while back I bought a gadget that helps with the cutting, and it goes fairly quickly. Also it only cuts the threads so there's less of a chance of snipped off corners, or cut fingers.
|I think it's called the Cutting Gizmo.|
The smaller two were the perfect application for her thumb and first finger. She's very proud of herself for using a grown up tool and doing something before her sister did it (she reminded me that she's two years younger than Miss E was when she started ironing!)
Now if I can teach her to do blouses...