autumn days

Thursday, December 20, 2012

First Sewing Project

Hannah has been asking for her own sewing project for a while now.  For years, actually.  Santa even brought her a little sewing kit last year that went unused.  I am full of excuses for why this project took so long: a sewing machine that needs professional help, a small boy at my side day and night, and easier tasks to accomplish first.  Hannah's wish finally came true with the help of my mom.  She listened to my daughter's desires and helped her come up with a project plan.

On this special day, Grandma arrived for a visit, brought her sewing machine, we pulled out various supplies, and I put Liam down for a nap.  At the end of their sacred time together, Grandma followed Hannah's lead to make a detailed little purse for her cousin's upcoming birthday.  What a sweet generous daughter I have.  I am also thankful for my mother making this very first sewing project possible.  It really does take a community to raise a child and I am thankful to have the extra helpful hands.  This holiday season I hope my mother gives us nothing other than her time, her love, and her beautiful seamstress hands.  That is more than enough to fill our hearts.

a gift from the heart

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