Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Happy Birthday, Miss A!

Well, that's actually happy BELATED birthday, Miss A.  Her birthday was Monday.

She's into double digits now.  Yes, she is 10!  I think they call them Tweens now, not exactly children, not yet teenagers.  Although she wants to grow up fast, too fast in my humble opinion, like all children these days.

Her mom says it's double digit trouble. 

Miss A and DD
Today is her last day at her elementary school.  Next year she'll be in a middle school somewhere.  Fifth grade is in a separate group in the middle school because all of the elementary schools were running out of room.

Last full day in elementary school
So next year it will be getting on the bus almost an hour earlier than this year, changing classrooms and teachers more frequently, and more homework.  But guess what?  This girl is looking forward to more homework!

That is the total opposite of her high school sister, who is allergic to homework.  Although she does very well when she finally sits down to do it -- at the 11th hour!

two of five...
Gramma's birthday gift to the Tween was a couple of knit night shirts, courtesy of the stash.  I had to brush up on my garment sewing techniques but after the first one, it got easier.  Each one took just one yard of fabric, minutes to cut out and minutes to sew... two pieces, both on the fold.  Sew the shoulder seams, neck finish, hem the cap sleeves, sew the side seams, clip, hem the bottoms.  They were knit so I didn't even press.  (Don't tell the sewing police!)


But you have to remember to remove the quarter inch quilting foot with the single hole before you zig zag...  ask me how I know this.  And you have been warned.

I'm off to Philadelphia this weekend to spend some time with engineers, scientists and planners at the American Water Works Association annual conference.  DH will be holding the fort, and no sewing will be happening from Sunday to Wednesday.  Poor me! 


Sew on...

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