Love is in the Air (well, almost)
Maggie has been begging to learn to sew. I was just like her when I was little. After my grandmother taught me at age six or seven how to take a needle and work on a little piece of fabric, I always had something to do when I was bored. I made dresses and costumes for my dolls, little pillows, you name it. Then later, when I was eleven, my mother taught me to cut out and sew from a pattern. At that point I began making my own clothes, which I did for many years.
Yesterday, Maggie and I decided we would start a little tote bag, with some string quilting and appliqué. She did most of the appliqué by machine, using a zig-zag stitch. She is great with the machine. I can set the speed to slow and she is very careful, as you can see by the photos below.
Meanwhile, it occurred to me that if I'm going to have a Valentine give-away, I had better get going with it pronto. Deciding against something very obviously pink or red, I settled on these soft, vintage florals.