Today I have been preparing for an important event. My first baby is turning 10 on Sunday, and celebrating with a sewing party. I am going to teach the three guests how to back-stitch, and the six kids are going to make these little “hoop faces” I have designed. They were inspired by these beautiful faces. The hoops are 4 inches wide. The finished stitcheries are designed to be displayed in the little hoops when they are finished, (the outside circles are not stitched – they represent the hoops.
I am frantically getting ready, because I have spent the whole week ministering to sick kids, as both Rory and Michaela have had the flu. I am pretty nervous that Amelia is going to catch it, just in time for her birthday. Tonight she is off with her best friend’s family to see “Mary Poppins” on stage – the lucky duck.
I am going to be sitting at home tracing off vlisofix initials, for the cushions the kids are also going to design. They have all chosen a font at school (via a print-out I sent along) and a motif for the appliques to go around it. On Sunday they will pick which fabrics they would like, cut and place everything on a cushion front. I will raw edge applique them and give them a finished cushion, some time after the event. Tonight I am hoping to get my first good night’s sleep of the week. Apologies if I have not replied to your comments on the past couple of posts – I have been busy holding buckets and providing honey and lemon drinks.
Anyone else out there had a sewing party? What’s the most successful kids party you have had?