Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Double Digits

Our eldest grandchild hit double digits earlier this week. I have been writing a lot about Makenzie lately because we have been spending Mondays together teaching her to sew.
On Sunday, we celebrated with family and birthday cake. The perfect birthday celebration.



Then on Monday, Makenzie started making her disappearing 9 patch quilt. She was able to finish 3 squares and she is becoming a natural seamstress.



Since she is doing so well with her sewing lessons, we decided she needed a little sewing kit of her own. So in addition to the birthstone earrings we gave her for her newly pierced ears, I decided to give her the cathedral windows pin cushion that I made last week.  

I made another one of Jeni's lined drawstring bags, and added the pockets using Terri's tutorial. We added some flat head pins and sharp, small scissors and she is on her way to having a portable sewing bag to bring on our Mondays together.

Today she had about 20 of her closest friends and local cousins to her house for a swim party.
Happy Birthday, Makenzie.

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

11 comments:

Chase said...

Happy Birthday, Makenzie! What a wonderful quilt you have been making! I always like to spend time with S at our sewing room. She has been asking for a sewing machine of her own...

Lisa said...

They grow up so very fast!

Susan Standen said...

She looks incredibly happy - and this is a wonderful thing.

Patchwork and Play said...

Makenzie's Disappearing 9 patch is looking great! The best present we can give is our love of a new craft! Before you know it she will have her own blog!

Annabella said...

Happy birthday Makenzie - great blocks, and I love the sewing kit you made her. Very special.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

What beautiful little girls!! How fun having a granddaughter who shares your love of sewing!

LuLu said...

Oh she is a doll! And what a fun birthday present too! How fun for you guys :-)

Geri said...

Can't believe double digits already!!! We'll be going to her wedding before you know it. Looks like she inherited her Bubbi's sewing genes!

Brigitte said...

She is a super cute girl! I think anyone loves her, right? And she is lucky to have you teaching her the sewing secrets. I like your window cathedral pincushion with the lady bug!

Katy Cameron said...

Happy birthday Makenzie, fab gifts you got, and great job on the D9Ps.

Judi said...

How lovely for you that you have that special time with your granddaughter passing on your skills to another generation. My eldest granddaughter is 10 too, and we've recently done a bit of sewing together - we made a 'prom' dress for her leaving middle school dance. She was so PROUD of her creation. I LOVE my sewing time with her, and hope that she'll become interested in quilting too.

Judi