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Friday, January 4th, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

So much to tell about today, but it's late and I'll have to keep some of it until tomorrow. Spent the afternoon and evening with my 16 year old granddaughter, McKenzie. I bought Kenzie a sewing machine for Christmas and today she volunteered to make a quilt for her robotics team to auction off at their annual Italian Dinner. Her coach had all the material they just needed someone to cut the squares and put it together. Kenzie, who has never taken any sewing classes, decided she would be the one to make the quilt with my help.

One small problem - the Italian Dinner is tomorrow night. Luckily, Kenzie seems to have a real talent for sewing. First she measured everything, figured out how many panels she would need of each color, what size each should be and she cut them all out and laid them out in the pattern. I showed her how to set up the machine and she did all the actual sewing. The only thing she has left to do now is to attach the backing. Oh, and she also has some fabric paint that she is going to use to decorate some of the panels.

I am so proud of her. I'll have to get a picture of the quilt tomorrow and post it here. Also, I know after all the work she put into it she is really hoping she can purchase it at the auction. I'm going to be at that dinner, and I'll outbid anyone just to get her that quilt.

So it's 10:30 PM and I'm ready to head to bed. Tomorrow I'll have to tell you about the rest of my day today.

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TANYA602 1/4/2013 11:01PM

    What a fabulous bonding experience! I can't wait to see a picture of the quilt, and I hope your bid does get it. I wish I had learned to sew and had the patience. Keep us posted.
And I hope you slept well!

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FITLIKENIC 1/4/2013 10:59PM

    WOW! I need lessons, can I join you and Kenzie? emoticon

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