Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Another conversion!



Can't you just tell that my visitors have gone home - two posts in one day.

And the title may have led you to suspect that there would be some mention of rugby - not this time!

9 year old Louise got out the Playmobil to sit and play quietly this afternoon, it's probably the first time in almost four weeks she's had time and space to just play with no-one nagging her to tidy up and put it away (yes the grandparents are guilty of that too)

In and amongst the box of toys she found a little old red flowery 'sleeping bag' I'd made for her elder sister's Duplo people, probably at least 12 years ago

She dragged out a piece of fabric from the melee that is my sewing area and asked if she could make some more for the Playmobil people. I said ok and just left her to get on with it in a different room - no pattern - no help - no parental interference

Just look what I found a while later - a real convert - I'll have her piecing and quilting yet! :o)

10 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

how sweet.

Linda_J said...

hey, that may be exactly where her interest in fabric and sewing starts! Let her work it out and guide when she asks for help.

Good to read that things are settling down a bit--well, as much as the last days of holiday will allow. Your sister surely needed your help at this time even if the house was beyond crowded.

Jeanne said...

Soooo glad the household is settling back down for you!
What a clever girl -- yes, looks like there might be another quilter in the family someday.
Hugs ~ Jeanne

Passionate Quilter said...

I love it--so glad you encourage her and let her do her own thing. Another potential quilter in the fold! yeehaw!

quiltpixie said...

not only did she gain a sleeping bag or two, you gained time alone -- in a seperate room WOW :-)

Lois R. said...

Anne, here's a message for Louise --- Way to go, Louise!!! I love the sleeping bag! Hey, Louise, have you tried clothes for your baby dolls yet? That's what I used to LOVE to make.

Fiona said...

And I was envious of you for not having to work in the school summer holidays! With all the prep for the quilt show, the holiday and the visitors, you'll be glad to go back to work for a rest I should think!

Judy said...

She did a perfect job and with all her own thoughts and ideas!! Very nice quilter indeed!

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE it! Emily just loved playmobile when she was younger. We had people and animals all over the house! And that is just too cute what she made!

Lily said...

That is amazing Anne - she has real talent! And Phew! They're all gone!