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There are many rewards when it comes to quilting and sewing.  A few may be; the creative process, a finished project, time with friends.  One of my favorite rewards is sharing what I’ve learned with others and seeing them find joy in it.  In my classes I watch people get excited about a project.  I love seeing how their choice of fabric, and layout give personality and uniqueness to their project.  I don’t often get to see the finished project.  But once in a while I get lucky and someone will bring it back to the retreat the next year or send me a picture.  Which is what Rolene did.  Rolene took my class in June and I was thrilled to receive her email and pic showing off her great finish.  Didn’t she do a great job.  She loves it so much she is making more.  That is rewarding.

Yesterday DD asked if I would help her sew some clothes for her American Girl Dolls.  Any time she wants to sew I jump at the chance.  I want her to love it like I do.  So she picked out this pattern I bought her a while back.  We cut it out.  And started to sew.

Her is what she has done so far.

She is so excited about how it is turning out.  She wants to make one of each of her dolls in different colors.  She has four dolls.  So it looks like I get to share my sewing room with her for a while.  Now that’s rewarding!


  • Melissa Corry says:

    Rolene took one of my classes as well. She was just fantastic and such a sweetheart!! So glad you got to see this beautiful finish, it really is the best part about teaching 🙂

  • Lynn says:

    Wonderful quilt, she's lucky to have taken a class with you! That doll dress is adorable and I'm impressed by your daughter's sewing talent, like mother, like daughter!

  • Teresa says:

    I know exactly what you mean by teaching and the joy if seeng others excited about what they are creating. So nice of her to share a picture with you!

  • Needled Mom says:

    It looks like your daughter is doing an awesome job. That's a great motivation!

    The quilt is lovely too.

  • suemac says:

    So cute. I enjoyed making doll clothes when my daughter was young.

  • Nedra says:

    Rolene did a great job! Love the contrast in bright colors with the black

  • Carol E. says:

    You seem to be in a very happy place.. I just caught up on your blog and was smiling in the glow of your happiness. Lovely quilts, and thanks for sharing the tidbit from Victoria. When she is here, I am going to be away on a retreat. Bummer!

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