Back in May of 2012, Becky (my daughter) and I attended a sewing event that was hosted by Schiller’s Sewing Circle (where Mike purchased my Babylock embroidery machine). It was a wonderful two day event that allowed us to make twelve different projects ranging from monogrammed napkins to t-shirts. Becky was the youngest in attendance and as you can imagine all those older women just thought she was wonderful (of course, so do I). During the show-and-tell part of the second day, she displayed her beautiful free-standing lace bowl that she made from a Suebox design that was absolutely free. It is a gorgeous lace bowl that won the hearts of everyone, including the two women (the Stitching Sisters) who led the event. They commented that she was the next up and coming Stitching Sister. What a compliment!
Here are two excerpts from our family blog that were contemporaneous.
We attended a two day sewing event to learn new techniques for our sewing machine. Oh, we are having so much fun and “sew” many sales. Even the food is delicious – breakfast, lunch and two full snack times. We sewed 5 projects together today as a team and we go back tomorrow for another 7. You’d think we’d be tired of sewing, but we both came home and worked on our sewing projects.
We had so much fun again today. We sewed a total of 12 projects in two days and learned many techniques. It was great meeting other people with similar interests and like yesterday – the food was so yummy! Becky was the highlight of the show because she was so young and we were all so … you know. She would finish all the projects so fast and go and help other slower ladies who didn’t have a clue what they were doing. I think the coordinators were ready to hire her.
These pictures show Becky after having made a bib that says, “Got Milk,” a ladybug pincushion, t-shirt that says, “Grandma Rocks” and a napkin with two of our new friends Helen and Neena. Don’t you just love the “Grandma Rocks” for Becky! So appropriate! We all agreed that she is probably one of the first young ladies to have something in her hope chest for when SHE becomes a grandmother. Actually, she decided to give it to HER children for when I become their grandmother. How’s that for planning.