Yesterday afternoon I took some time to give my daughter her first lesson in Sewing. Her face lit up when I told her the lesson would be sewing a button onto fabric.
After a very short burst of frustration from her "the needle won't thread mum", she soon got the hang of it and we were away. It didn't take her long at all before she had finished, and chosen another button to have a go at.
It is such a great way to teach girls a sense of accomplishment, to concentrate on the task at hand and the joy of seeing their handiwork complete. Not to mention the opportunity for us to spend quality time together bonding over a pasttime craft that women and been engaging in for centuries. For years Mothers have enjoyed teaching their daughters the art of sewing and its a wonderful and necessary skill for them to take into their womanhood.
She was all smiles and so proud of her efforts.
What a fabulous job she has done!!!
and from here we will move onto running stitch . . .