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Friday, January 4, 2013

Tools Of The Trade

My daughter-in-law inherited a sewing machine awhile ago and has now decided that she wants to learn how to sew!  I spent an afternoon showing her the way around her new machine, but I quickly became frustrated with her lack of good sewing supplies.  I knew if I was frustrated with cheap thread and dull scissors that she would be too and sewing would never be fun for her!  For her Christmas gift I purchased all the necessary tools and then made a sewing caddy and matching pin cushion to keep all of her new notions close at hand. I'm sure her next sewing project will go a lot smoother now that she has the right tools for the job! 

9 comments:

Kathy P said...

What a thoughtful, perfect gift! Both items look great and I'm sure she loved her gift!

Ma Teakettle said...

What a sweet gift, Susan, I can imagine her joy at receiving both...I love your idea :)
Hugs
Ma

Pokey said...

Sew thoughtful, Susan. You'll help another person to share in our love of creating with the sewing machine!
:-}pokey

Needled Mom said...

GREAT gift!!!! She will enjoy that for years to come. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to sew with poor tools.

Quiltdivajulie said...

So very very true - good tools make ALL the difference. Life is far too short to work with dull scissors!

Jean(ie) said...

you are right. The right tools make or break the outcome. What a thoughtful gift! Love the spool fabric. That is adorable!

Prima Donna said...

I could not agree more. When you are trying to learn, the least thing can be frustrating. Love gifts that have real thought put into them.

evelyn said...

What a wonderful MIL you are! Such a great idea, and so thoughtful. Isn't it great to have a shared interest with DIL.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift I'm sure your DIL was very happy and touched :)

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