Thank you all for such kind remarks!!!
When Teresa was six years old, she wanted to learn how to sew for her dolls. She learned how to pick a pattern and fabric, cut out the pattern pieces, follow pattern instructions, and sew by hand. She did a good job--and her dolls were well-dressed! LOL Then, she used my Singer that Mom and Dad gave me for high school graduation--it only goes forward and backward, no fancy stitches. She got busy with other interests in high school (playing the flute and singing) and sewing fell by the wayside. :( Fast forward to her graduate school days and the sewing bug bit again. That's when we gave her a Bernina 220 Activa to celebrate her Master's Degree (she went on to earn her PhD in cognitive psych). She is an amazing bag maker!! And, her knit shawls are so intricate!! Now, she'd like to add quilting to her skills. Like all of you, I'm so happy that she is the next generation of sewists/quilters!! I would hate to have this creative skill die out!! I'm hoping our little grands will pick up the sewing bug, too!
"We cannot do great things, we can only do little things with great love." Mother Teresa
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