I am not sure why people have gotten away from this little tip. I personally love it when people give me their time and talents. For instance I spent the day with my Mom on Saturday. She used her talents to gift my children with sewing lessons. We will be taking sewing lessons online too because my Mom doesn't live close enough to give us consistent lessons but that is ok. Her teaching us our very first lesson was phenomenal though. I know it is a memory my children will always cherish. Not to mention I needed it to even feel comfortable starting! No joke, I had never even threaded a sewing machine. My Mom has sewed her entire life. She worked in a sewing factory when I was young. She worked long hours and my Dad was sick a lot and in and out of the hospital. So there was no time for her to teach me. So it is so special to me to know that my children share this memory with her. Here are a few pictures of our day.
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The girls taught her how to make ruffle scarfs while we waited on their fabric to wash & dry. I love that you can see the difference in my daughters personalities. One is calm and showing her how to do it and the other is excitedly talking to explain it. They compliment each other so well.
Here she is using the book she learned with to explain to them all the different tools & terms.
Learning about a seam ripper and how to make patterns.
Then she taught us about all the buttons on the machine, the foot paddle and back stitching and all the fun stuff!
Then they stuffed it! It was such a great day. If you would like to see the finished product you can go here.
In case you are wondering, this is where we will be taking our online course:
So now I know some of you are thinking I can't sew. That is ok! Maybe you can teach them to play the piano, cook, crochet, teach their kids an art lesson, and so on. The possibilities are limitless! I have come up with a pretty certificate you can use to give them at Christmas so that you don't fell empty handed. :) Just right-click and save the image. Please understand that it is not ok to save images off of bloggers pages unless given permission. That is copyright infringement.
So what will you use yours for?? Who will you give the gift of your time & talents to?