Sophie’s Skirt

Did I ever post about Sophie’s skirt? I don’t think I did.

About a year and a half ago (maybe two years?) Sophie drew a picture of a princess. My mom saw it, asked to borrow it, sent it to Spoonflower and presto, Sophie became a fabric designer.

Then, summer of last year, she and my mom got to work.

Sophie admired her work …

and then posed for a picture. (Gosh she looks so young! I can’t believe this was only a year ago.)

My mom made a matching skirt for Colleen, which they wore together during a weekend visit to North Carolina.

“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

A Pillowcase With Nini

(photos and captions courtesy of my mom)

Sophie cut most of the fabric …

worked hard on the pinning …

sang while she did her own ironing …

pushed the foot pedal for all the sewing (and made French seams) …

and made a beautiful pillowcase.

I think Nini found a sewing partner.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” —Albert Einstein