A pretty sewing basket filled with flowers and fabric invites tea party guests to sit and sew awhile.
Seven-year-old Mary Ashley has been asking me for months to teach her to sew, and our recent mommy-daughter-dolly tea party seemed the perfect opportunity for our first lesson. My girlfriends Cathy and Stacey also enjoy sewing, so I asked them to bring their sewing machines for an unhurried afternoon of sewing with our daughters.
We enjoyed afternoon tea in the dining room, where each little girl found a decorative hanger at her place -- a little hint of the fun to come. When we had our fill of tea and scones, we moved the party into the kitchen to make clothes for the girls' American Girl and Our Generation 18" dolls.
I am thankful to have captured this precious mother-daughter moment between Stacey and Emma: their first time to sit down together at the sewing machine. I am working on a tutorial for our afternoon sewing project and hope to post that tomorrow. I know you will absolutely love it!
"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