Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sewing

Last year Hannah received a sewing machine for Christmas. She's been taking a class through the homeschool group at church (Here's a pic of her and her friend Katie at sewing class). Recently they sewed some really comfy pajama pants.

Well, let's just say that Hannah's sewing skills have surpassed mine. Really, it wasn't that difficult for her to do.

Two of my kids are in a musical at church this Sunday and I found out a couple of weeks ago that they both needed biblical costumes. Biblical costumes...you've got to be kidding me. My idea of a costume is one you pick up at the dollar store.

Thank the Lord, some friends have had mercy on me. Hannah's sewing teacher must have sensed my panic and had some serious pity on me. She just flat out sewed Clara's Mary costume out of the goodness of her heart. Then, my neighbor came over to "help" me sew Noah's wise man costume and bless her heart she sewed pretty much the whole thing.

Here's my funny story for the day. Hannah has been helping me finish up Noah's costume. We've had some challenges, like a broken needle...which I'm happy to say we've figured out how to change.

We're putting the last hem in the sleeve. Hannah pinned the sleeve. I ironed the sleeve. Hannah sewed the sleeve.

When I handed her the costume to finish sewing I said:

"We make a great team sewing!!"

She said:

"Yeah, I do the hard part and you do the easy part!!!!" (said with sarcasm)

Wow, she's turning into a witty young lady. She wants to be a writer...I'm thinking satire might be the way for her to go.

3 comments:

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Sounds like a great team to me. :-) Think Hannah will teach me to sew?

Brian and Jen said...

Hey...just catching up on your guys' life...wish we were closer! I can't believe how fast Hannah and Clara have grown up... guess that means mine are going to grow up fast too! Ahh. Natalie turns 3 on Friday-can't imagine when she's 13!
Love you guys!

Brian and Jen said...

Hey...just catching up on your guys' life...wish we were closer! I can't believe how fast Hannah and Clara have grown up... guess that means mine are going to grow up fast too! Ahh. Natalie turns 3 on Friday-can't imagine when she's 13!
Love you guys!