Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Be Still, My Heart!

Big B had his first sewing lesson today--and he loved it! My cheeks hurt as I watched him carefully place the needle and pull it gently through the other side (gentleness is highly praised in our rough-and-tumble house).

I saw these heart pockets and they inspired me to buy felt and rick rack, though I wasn't sure how we would create them yet. Today the mood struck, and we cut the felt into pocket-y shapes. I had thought I'd sew the pockets on the hearts and let Big B glue rick-rack, buttons, etc. onto them. But in a flash of "he might actually like this--AND benefit from it!", I asked him if he'd like to try the sewing. He got so excited!

He was patient, careful, prideful and sweet, attentive and focused.

For ten whole minutes.


Sara said...

That is too cute! I am glad B was so excited to do the sewing! What a great time together, wish my kids were still that age! LOL!

Lefty said...

Your husband sure is LUCKY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God. Ten whole minutes? Wow. I can't wait for the sewing lessons in my future.

gana said...

love it! can't wait to see! so proud of big B! :)

Liquid Pen said...

I so remember my first sewing. I was soooo proud! Sweet memories you are creating Mama K.