This blog started as letters to my daughter to chronicle our family's hands-on journey to reduce our ecological impact. Through conversations, compost, fabric, and small baby steps, these letters reflect our evolution into something more healthy, local, aware, and community-centered.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Simple Sewing Pleasures
In our gloriously free days, we've been tackling projects. Before swapping out my colorful thread for the grey needed for a quilting project, I intended to complete a box of mending. This box comes out for attention every six months, so thankfully the clothes all still fit these growing children. I had no idea this little activity would turn into an entire day of sewing adventure!
Four year old Liam learned to use a real needle and thread to sew his own project. He independently sewed two long strips together to make the letter T that ran the width of our living room. Hannah created colorful ocean collages with her scrap collection. She then ripped out seams on many of her brother's shorts so I could replace elastic waistbands. I got to patch up various holy pants and shirts.
We enjoyed spending this productive day together. My children helped me move one small step closer to my quilting project. I intend to finish up the box of mending before it again fills with the wear and tear of these lives we love. What simple pleasures!