I did mention that I have a daughter who is a perfectionist, right?
Well, she is so obsessed with this little quilt that she is almost done with it!
After she had sewn her strips together, she laid
them out in rows on the counter.
Yes, she is sitting on the kitchen counter.
I am a rotten mom.
(I did the ironing, ok?)
She must have changed the order of those strips about 50 times!
At last, she finally decided she liked the order.
She pinned them together and sewed the strips together
and then when she was clipping the threads,
she accidentally cut too close and cut a HOLE in
one of the seams!
Yes, a half inch HOLE!
She fell on the floor crying and it took a few minutes before she calmed down enough
to show me what had happened.
She started screaming, so I told her it was time for bed.
No more sewing when kiddos scream!
But I also told her that since we planned on her "signing" the quilt,
she could embroider her name on some fabric and
applique it onto the quilt and it would cover the hole.
As the sweet ladies on Sewing Mamas would say, it was a
"Design Option", not a mistake!
I like that!
I like that!
So yesterday, as soon as she got up, she started back to work on her quilt.
Here she is pinning some side panels onto the patchwork.
Those are her very own pincushion and pins.
She adores them!
After she sewed the side panels on, I gave her my
disappearing ink pen to write her name on a piece of
fabric, so she could embroider over it.
She got very frustrated because the ink faded several times before
she finished embroidering her name.
The embroidery is NOT perfect, and she is ok with that!!!!
No fits about the embroidery!!!
We had to take a little break from sewing because she wanted me to make a video of her
and her quilt so Grandma and Nana could see it.
Then she told me that she wanted me to enter her things in the Fair.
I had not yet submitted our entries and TODAY
was the deadline so I dropped everything to get on the computer and
submit our entries.
The drop off date is August 5 so we have time to finish everything.
India is entering her quilt and hopes to make a skirt and nightgown
to enter as well.
After that, I took the girls to go see "Toy Story" and
then I got smacked with another migraine,
so no more sewing happened yesterday.
(Yeah, I cried during Toy Story, alright?)
Today, we had to drive to Sacramento to some hospital appointments for India.
Ahnalin had already laid out her quilt top on the batting
and basted it on.
She insisted on bringing the quilt top with us in the car so she could
hand sew on her name applique.
Sewing in the car........wonder where she learned that one......
Did I mention that she was obsessed????
We just got home and she is dying to finish her quilt tonight.
I said, "NO!" as it is after 9:00 PM and she needs to go to bed!
Can you see her name on the heart applique?
She insisted on using lime green embroidery floss, even though it blends in too much to the fabric.
But again, she is happy with the embroidery and NOT having a fit about it, so I am thrilled.
She is hoping to finish her quilt tomorrow.
She just may do it!
She just may do it!
This is India's patchwork top.
She is going to add some side panels and she has
chosen a yummy brown Minkee fabric for the back.
She wants to get working on it now,
so I had better get back to her.
Oh, her hospital appointments went really well and
she is feeling good!
As for me, this is my current project!
I am IN LOVE with this Amy Butler vinyl coated fabric
and have been dying to make the Oliver & S School Days jacket
since it came out.
And about my previous post.....
Thank you all!!!
I LOVED every response!!
I walk a very fine line with teaching my girls.
Ahnalin's perfectionism and anxiety sometimes interfere
with her passion for sewing. It is hard!
And so I often struggle with my own perfectionist tendencies and
want to help her just relax and enjoy creating.
(She is supposed to be in bed, but just yelled down the stairs that she wants to
finish her quilt TONIGHT!! NO WAY!!)
India is really enjoying the quilt top and seems to want it to be really nice
but is not freaking out. She is doing a really great job and is excited to finish as well.
Thank you again everyone.
Now, if you could all just pray that I could figure out a way
to encourage Ahnalin, so that we can hopefully NOT have
tantrums when she makes a mistake.
I wish she would not take it all so seriously,
but then, she does have me for a mama so my poor habits
regarding my own perfectionism are rubbing off on her.
I may show you more pics tomorrow!