Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sewing With a Grandson

Several weeks ago I spent the day sewing with my oldest grandson, Payton, who is 11.  Payton is crazy for anything International Harvester or Case IH--I think its interchangeable.

Several years ago I made him a quilt for his bed.

The next year I made him a lap robe to snuggle up with while he watches TV.

Now they have a new house and he wants curtains for his bedroom.  He is in 4-H, so I volunteered to teach him to make some out of IH fabric of course!
First he had to cut a straight line.

I had him use my trusty old Kenmore.  He wanted to use my Baby Lock or my serger, but I told him that would have to wait until he was more experienced!LOL
Sewing straight seams can be challenging!

He learned the value of pressing.

We had to quit before they were finished, but they will soon be hanging in his room and will make it to the county fair next summer.

He enjoyed sewing with me, and I'm sure we will have many other projects together!


Laurie said...

How awesome Kim! It's great he wants to do this with you! His project is turning out great, and I'm sure there will be more in the future. You're so lucky!

Josie McRazie said...

Oh how wonerful to pass your knowledge onto the next generation! I only wish my Mother were here to do the sme for my kids (and me)! I hope he knows just how lucky and blessed he is to have this time! And you are so blessed as well to have such an amazing grandson!!