Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Attitude, Childrearing, Children, Connections, Daughters, Encouragement, Family, Ideas, Memories, Mothering, Mothers and Daughters, Parenting | Posted on 18-01-2012
I thought I would be writing about how my daughter and I are Dumb and Dumber when it comes to sewing.
Our sewing journey began with my nine-year-old daughter receiving a sewing machine for Christmas. We set it up on the dining room table and there it sat. Staring at me.
Then, one day I sat with my daughter to get it going. I had high hopes we would make an amazing creation. That day. Wrong. It took two hours just to learn to thread the damn thing. Reading and following how-to manuals is not my strength.
The sewing machine sat on the dining room table for another week.
Then we sat down ready to take on a sewing project. After 120 minutes, we created a bag. Hey, we’re getting the hang of it!
Then the next week, we sat down together. And made our version of an Ugly Doll.
We are not the Dumb and Dumber of Sewing after all. I am just impatient and was expecting to make a prom dress my first try. But after trying and screwing up and laughing and being creative, we are no longer Dumb and Dumber. We are Proud and Prouder.