Monday, August 2, 2010

Do you know "Miss Mustard Seed"?

I have been reading Miss Mustard Seed's blog for a while now.  Back when I was starting up Hazelnut Hill, I emailed her and asked if she had any advice for someone starting a small business in Pennsylvania.  She emailed me with lots of information and encouragement.  She is an incredibly talented woman, generous with her tutorials and her blog is beautiful.  She is celebrating 2000 posts and is having a giveaway.  If you have not seen her blog, I encourage you to take a peek!

My oldest son and his family are here for a few days.  My granddaughter, Bella, asked if I would teach her to quilt.  You betcha!  She is enthusiastic, takes directions really well and is very precise.  She decided on a small quilt in Christmas fabrics.  Since it was her first time at the sewing machine, I thought simple strip piecing would be a good way to learn to control the fabric and sew a straight seam.

Using the little Brother machine was a good choice for this first sewing attempt as there is a speed control so the machine won't run at a crazy pace and Bella could learn to control the foot pedal.  All of the piecing is finished, outer border is on and the quilting has begun.  We should have a finished, little quilt to show this evening.  I love sewing with my granddaughters and I especially like their level of enthusiasm.  I think I may have another one "hooked"!!


  1. Passing on your knowledge to a for both of you. Plus spending time with the whole family---pure joy!

  2. Great pictures...looks like she's a fast learner. I see another fabric addict in the works. Can't wait to see the final quilt top.
    Also wanted to let you know that I just did the post for the Christmas cookie cutter give away and you're the winner!! Just need your address.

  3. She looks very intent and interested in her project, can't wait to see it. By the way, your new bed is so pretty, and looks like the perfect place for a nap or a guest.

  4. This is great! I'm only 24 but I hope my future daughter/grand daughters want to leanr to quilt! Love your blog :o)


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