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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sweet Teen Has Done It Again

What can I say? I gave "Sweet Teen" a Sock Monkey Kit that I have had for years and never ever made it. What does she do? She makes it the day I gave it to her!
She spent the day with me yesterday. What do you think she wanted to do?
You are right. Sew. She brought squares that she had already cut out and ready to sew.
She was prepared.
Here she is laying this quilt out. She loves my Singer 401A and since I have another one now.....guess who is getting it? Yes, she will have it next week. She is very excited.

I remember when Granny was still with us and she would always ask me if I had finished a quilt. I would say no, Granny and she would look at me and say, "Why"? "Sweet Teen" definitely has Granny's genes. She is spending the weekend with her Aunt and she asked to borrow one of my portable machines to take with her. I just talked to them a little while ago and she has already started another quilt. I am so proud of her. She inspires me.

24 comments:

Rita E said...

So sweet! Love your post ... made me choke a little!

Granny J said...

Sweet Teen is amazing. Glad she has a love for sewing. Hope she's keeping pictures of her quilts she makes. Just think how many she will make by the time she's your granny's age.

Michelle said...

So happy for you!

Amelia said...

Val, that is wonderful news about granddaughter and her love of sewing and quilting...the sock monkey is so cute. I know you are busting your buttons with pride (as the old expression goes).

caknitter said...

Aww, Sweet Teen looks so proud with her sock monkey. She definitely inherited the creative gene. The quilt looks like it's going to be a beauty. :-)

Pat said...

What a pretty girl and SO talented. I really enjoy seeing her love for sewing!

Needled Mom said...

How wonderful, Val. Yes she does have Granny's genes.

Susannah said...

Hey Val....I think "Sweet Teen" takes after Granny and YOU! Ahhh....Grandaughters...aren't they something else. I love teaching my grandaughter anything she wants to know. It is so much fun for both of us.

I can see why you are so proud.

Maria said...

Great work "Young Teen". I love to see our young ones get the sewing bug.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Valerie this is so wonderful...it's so great when you can pass down the things you love to your grandchildren - bless her little heart for taking the time to do these wonderful crafts..not many teens would even THINK of doing things like this.

Karen

Glenda said...

She's going to cherish that sewing machine. What fun the two of you will have sharing your love of sewing and quilting. "Sweet Teen" sure has a beautiful smile!

Allie said...

WOW Val - she surely is taking after Granny! She's amazing. Love the quilt and so happy for her that she's getting her own machine!

Allie said...

Forgot to say - LOVE her sock monkey - I have a friend who used to make them all the time, she'd even make clothing for them. Maybe you can give sweet teen all your unfinished projects, lol!

lindsey said...

I am sure you are so proud of Sweet Teen, she is doing a great job keeping youon your toes! and also making beautiful items. Well done for your encouragement to her, you must have inspired her too and what better way than to pass on your machine!

PEA said...

It's no wonder you're so proud of her:-) I just love sock monkeys and in fact a couple of years ago I bought one from one of my blogging friends who makes them...it's sitting on one of my shelves in my faerie room, brings back so many childhood memories!! Sweet Teen did a fabulous job making that one and she seems to be quite a natural at making quilts. Indeed it's very good genes that she has:-) xoxo

Real Life Reslers said...

What a great quilt. Sweet teen has looks and talent!

Alice Grace said...

I am so proud of Sweet Teen! What a great job she is doing! I know that she is going way ahead of me right now, and I love the sock monkey! What a beautiful girl and what great talent! I am so glad you are giving her one of your 401a machines!

Cathy said...

How wonderful!!! You have so much to be proud of! My daughter is finishing up a GRANNY quilt! Yep, she was inspired by my spending her the pictures and info on Granny and she is completing her Granny quilt of squares just like Granny with white, red and orange squares. It may sound strange but looks really good! Cathy

Barbara said...

So cute, she is on top of things, heehee, good for her, hugs Barbara

Love Bears All Things said...

Looks like she is carrying on a family tradition.
Mama Bear

Patty said...

Way to go Sweet Teen!

Mildred said...

Hi Valerie, I have enjoyed catching up on your blog. I took some time away from blogging and then came back with a new blog. Your granddaughter is precious and it's so nice to know that she loves to sew. I remember having a sock monkey! I know you all are suffering with the heat too. I just wonder what Aug. and Sept. will be like!

Lori said...

What a beautiful young lady. The sock monkey is great!

Brenda said...

Sweet Teen is so amazing! So is her Gran! Love, Brenda