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LiLi learning to sew

The week after christmas the kids were off school so LiLi came to our house for the day
She had some presents to open that came from my family in england

This is amazing as this "knitting doll" has been around for who knows how many years

We spent most of the rest of the day in my sewing room practicing threading her machine & winding bobbins so she could take it home with her.  I gave her some material that I had drawn lines & shapes on so she could practice sewing on the lines & turning corners, & then she sewed some hand warmers.  She also wanted to learn how to sew on buttons by hand so we did that.  When Mark picked her up they took her machine home along with two boxes of material for her to make things from.  I got an emergency phone call sunday afternoon, she had jammed the machine up, so I talked Mark through fixing it.  I thought they would be okay but then I got a text message from LiLi saying she needed another lesson on threading the machine..... would I please come over Monday morning to show her.  She had threaded it fine but had put the bobbin in upside biggie. 
We did some more practicing & then I gave her this "teddy bear" pattern to make.  I just guided her through cutting it out but she did all the work without help.
I can't wait to see what she "creates" by herself.


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