I got the gift of some extra time with our young man on Saturday. He enjoys spending time in the studio with me, and was quite happy to bring the iPad and some snacks up there so I could work on some quilting. Today is the monthly guild meeting, and I wanted to finish up quilting some class samples which were long overdue.
So far he hasn’t been too interested in what I have been doing besides cluttering the house and mending his pants, but then again, I haven’t been quilting a lot when he has been staying with us. We did embroider his name on a fabric strip a while ago though, and now he wanted to try the sewing machine again. No wonder; there is speed and noise and a pedal and a reverse button, what’s not to love, right.
We agreed on making a gym bag, and he chose a fabric with soccer balls on it. I did the cutting, but he handled the iron like a pro,
controlled the pedal and buttons,
cut all the threads and threaded the rickrack ribbon using the Purple Thang.
We were both very happy with the end result, but I think he was quite surprised to see how much work that went into it.
Back at home, we spent some more happy hours playing with the PlusPlus pieces. With the little one, there is rarely a big chunk of quite time, so I had almost forgotten what a peaceful activity it can be, and of course all those lovely colours.
The Purple Thang is, by the way, a very useful tool.
My friend Krista of Poppyprint was so happy with hers, that I convinced all my friends to buy one at The Festival of Quilts last year. My thang, however, was left behind at the hotel after I had been emptying all my shopping bags on the sofa when I was packing my suitcase to go home. Thank goodness for good friends; two of them did, at separate travels to the US, bring me a new Purple Thang. Great friends indeed!
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