Project Snapshot - Week 225

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:

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My Snapshot(s)

When we were making a JoAnn's run for birthday presents last fall (in our world, everyone's either born then or in May), Gv spied a child's sewing machine and has been begging for it ever since.

I had thought her interest in it would go away, but no. It has only intensified.

Grammy, the expert in all things sewing, suspected that the machine would be a pile of junk and that it might be better to invest in a very simple, real sewing machine.

Well, we were all in JoAnn's again the other day (because it's almost May and birthday season again!) and G and I had the chance to investigate the kid's machine a bit further and discovered that wise Grammy was right.

It's a hunk of junk.

But it also dawned on me that what Gv most wants the sewing machine for is to sew clothes for her Strawberry Shortcake dolls and, um, those things are so tiny, there's no way you could use a machine for that anyway. (I never thought of doing that when they were my Strawberry Shortcake dolls!)

So I gave Gv a pile of fabric (the backs of tshirts and sweatshirts that were leftover after making the fronts into a memory quilt) and a needle and thread and let her have at it.

We-ell, it wasn't so simple as that, due to all the mommy-knotting and stitch-explaining involved, but after a good chunk of time showing her how to do it, I was able to leave her to it in her room and go fix dinner and this little creation is what she surprised me with after.

The next Vera Wang, perhaps?

What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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