Friday, June 8, 2012

Random: mature





It is amazing how a child mature through schooling and experiencing differences in life. It is amazing to see how Stella stays with her commitment today, although the process was frustrated. Every day, I watch this child of mine mature in behavior and in thoughts. Each day, I try to capture her changes...

When Stella was 5, I taught her how to use the sewing machine. The interest didn't stay very long! She is the kind of child who is all about books, drawings and playing music. Sometimes, if I work on a same sewing project for a few days she might wanted to know what am I doing. Just curious why it takes so long and how will to look like.  Since we moved two years ago, she never asked if she can sew with me. As a mama I am sad and disappointed. I wish we could sew together again and share some of my fabric with her! I dreamt about someday she brings me to a fabric store and share a fat quarter bundle with me or get some fabric for me.  Does that sound crazy? I would like to introduce some of the sewing fun with her!

Today she asked, if she can sew with me? I was dancing in my head! Quickly I pulled out another sewing machine from the storage room for her and she threaded it herself. She picked out 9 different prints and wanted to make a little quilt for KiKi. A simple and easy nine patch block is perfect for her to start! It took her a few hours to get the line straight and a few times to ripped the seam off ! She was frustrated and wanted to give up! I asked her if she'd rather sew on my machine? She sat on my chair and set the speed down to 1/2 and slowly making the patch. The mini quilt is not perfectly made, but truly it is her very first quilt!   When she has it made I saw a big smile on her face and quickly she asked me if she can stamp KiKi's name. She pulled out the stamping box and did all the final touch work for KiKi.  KiKi was resting in her new quilt this afternoon. S really had good time making this mini quilt today! I knew that I probably need to get a proper sewing machine for her, since the one she was using is misbehaving itself lately. There are hopes that she will ask to sew with me again. {I crossed my fingers and toes!}

It takes time to let my little bean to sprout. It is hard not to wish the little bean grows faster and stronger, but yet at the same time hope the little bean grows slower and enjoy all the fun time. I am grateful to see the maturity in her each day,week, month. Soon she will sprout on her own and I shall be.... ready!

xxC

6 comments:

  1. Adorable little quilt - good for her! I especially love the Kiki stamp - nice placement of it, too! Good job, S! Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity!

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    1. Kiki has been taking her little quilt everywhere since she got her new quilt! It is much loved!! :)

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  2. Hi Chase!
    Just found your blog and love all your patchwork. How fun for you to sew with your daughter while she makes her first quilt. It turned out great! Enjoy your weekend.
    Lynne

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    1. Lynne, Thank you!! Pleas come visit again!! My face was proud and smiled when she made them! I know... I love people tell me... like mother like daughter... It just made my day...xChase

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  3. Oh, so glad that you and S had a fun time with her sewing project! And lucky KiKi has a new quilt, just for her. I wish you many more happy sewing days together.

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    1. She is much mature this summer! Lots ideas and willing them into action! I need to get her a machine soon, so we can work together side by side!! x Chase

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