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Thursday, January 7, 2010

This Is What I Am Talking About....

Nothing makes me prouder than when one of my grandchildren are interested in things that I love.
"Sweet Teen" has her own life and friends and is growing up fast but when she comes to my house she is still my little girl. She was my first grandbaby. What can I say?
She came in the other day and said she wanted to make a quilt. I was so thrilled.
I told her that a baby quilt or lap quilt might be the way to start so it will not take as long.
So she got into my fabric and picked out what she wanted to use. It thrilled me seeing her mind working as she was thinking about which ones would look good.
Instead of giving her the rotary cutter we made a template out of cardboard and she cut all the pieces out with scissors. She did so good. While she was cutting I was playing checkers with "Brother" and putting puzzles together with "Angel". I am so proud of myself. I am really slowing down and enjoying the little things this year.

I told "Sweet Teen" what to do and how to do it but she did it all by herself.
I could not help but think of Granny and how proud she would be of her.
I remember when Granny told me that I was the only one interested in learning and now look!

Today was a snow day so school got out early.
Guess what "Sweet Teen" did?
She got her quilt top completely sewn together.
She told me that her favorite part was the designing.
She said she loved putting the colors together.
She has already picked her backing out and she is ready to put it all together.
I have never been so proud!
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

25 comments:

Alice Grace said...

Oh, that is so beautiful! She really can pick the colors well! I am so proud of Tris! What fun you all must have had today! I think you should let Granny know that the her quilting legacy is being carried on and on.

Needled Mom said...

How fun!!! It is so pretty too. I can't believe you made her use scissors, Grandma!!!! I do think you have a budding quilter there and such joy she will have from it. She needs to start her own blog now.

Pat said...

That is SO pretty! You are lucky she lives close enough to do this kind of thing with you. My grands are too far to see me very often....but I still hope one of them will show an interest like that someday.

Rhonda in OK said...

sweet teen is a doll! and I can only imagine how much joy she must bring

our only dd is expecting their first baby in June and it is Girl! I am already looking forward to teaching her how to sew

Heidi said...

I really love this! I wish I had someone to mentor me when I was her age. She's so lucky to have you.

Who knows - maybe she will get into textile design and become a fabric designer someday?

Man.. if I could just turn the clock back 20 years! or so :-)

Plain-n-Simple! said...

How truly wonderful!!!!!!!!! Beautiful colors too!!!!!!!
Thank You for sharing!!!!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

She did a great job putting colors together, picking light and dark values. She has an eye for it! What a blessing they are. blessings to you on this cold winter night, marlene

martha - caknitter said...

Awe, her quilt looks girlie and so sweet! Perfect for the "Sweet Teen".

Kim said...

That is awesome!!!! :) I remember teaching my sisters son in boy scouts (we never got around to the real one) and then there is the one my cousin made and my son (I did end up finishing them) but it is fun to share with someone.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt she has made. And what a sweet testimony to her grandmother. You have handed down some of your heritage :-)

Patty said...

Ho Boy we got our selves another young one! Welcome to the quilting worl Sweet Teen!

Susanne said...

Wow, I am soooo impressed! And I love the colors she put together!

Allie said...

How wonderful!!!!! You MUST take her over to Granny's to show it off!

Janaina said...

Ohhh, Valerie!
How sweet!
Important question: if I ever pop out at Georgia, do you think I could learn how to make one of those absolutely fab quilts?! Lol...
Love the pics!
Big hug!

Maria said...

Just lovely colours in your little quilt top "Sweet Teen" congratulations.Maybe you could join in on the Friday Night Sew In to complete your quilt.

Darla said...

You should be proud!! And what a lovely pattern too!!

Amelia said...

Oh I know you are so proud - and you should be.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh Valerie how wonderful - I love that your granddaughter has the same interest as you and her great-granny!
Happy New Year Val.
Karen

AmyW said...

Very pretty. She will treasure that forever.

PEA said...

It's no wonder you're so proud of her, look at the fabulous job she did for her fist time making a quilt!! It truly does warm the heart when a child expresses interest in the same hobby as you. xoxo

webbsway said...

O - How wonderful ! You know how every eye sees something different? The way I was admiring the quilt it looked like a flower garden peeking out from a white fence! You both are lucky to have each other.

Jacquelynne said...

It really is nice when the kids take an interest in what you do. I am sure she will enjoy quilting and sewing for years to come....

*karendianne. said...

Gosh, Granny would be so, so proud! And I love this: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Joyfully yours, *karendianne.

Mandy said...

I love Tris' quilt. It is really pretty!

Terri said...

She did a great job. It looks fantastic. I love to see young people doing crafts like that.