Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Like A Duck To Water



Along with directing and script writing, 
DD has been doing a lot of production design
 so mama had this idea that a 
sewing machine might come in handy.
This small Janome in the coolest colors 
was a special on-line
with free shipping so I ordered one 
for her B-day. 
It is lightweight, will require little storage space 
in her teensy place, and has just enough stitches
 to make it practical for her to use.

Yesterday she sat down at the table, 
taught herself how to thread it, run it, 
and after scavenging through my 
enormous supply of wools
popped out with two "art" style pillows
 for her brother and his sweetie 
and the new place they move into this weekend. 
Since they never read the blog, 
I am not spoiling any surprise.

She was so pleased, did a great job, took to it like,
well....you know... quack quack
and I'm hoping I can convince her to 
try a small quilt before she leaves. 
Goodness knows I have enough fabric!
"sigh"
makes mama happy

Kinda wish I had bought one for myself in bright orange.

Merry almost 25th of December (wink)

10 comments:

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - FABULOUS, Mom! What a GRAND gift! XOXO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sweet!! Love the machine, I might have to check it out.
Merry Christmas and all that Jazz!
Linda

amy of four corners design said...

looks like the perfect gift - you done good! would have loved a shot of the pillows...since it is clear she is following in momma's footsteps...

Kit said...

Perfect gift for her! Maybe you need to treat yourself after the holidays. Have a very Merry Christmas dear Z! Kit

Joy said...

So happy she likes it and yes, you should have bought an orange one for you. I think everyone should learn to sew. Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

The perfect present and she certainly takes after her mother !!
Wishing you all the merriest of Christmases Z. Lots of love. XXXX

Terra said...

You chose to give a great gift, and as they say, quack quack. Merry Christmas.

Kathy said...

Delightful when you find you have passed along that creative gene!
Sending Christmas hugs and wishing you and your family a bright New Year!

Claudia said...

Wonderful! A great idea for a birthday present. And yes, one in orange for you would be perfect!
Merry Christmas!

xo
Claudia

helen tilston said...

I am sure your daughter will get lots of joy from this ultra cool sewing machine.
Wishing you the joys of the Christmas season and a very Happy New Year

Helen xx