I admit it. We got behind making the Primary Bee blocks for April and May. Life happens ya know and when the To Do list got too long, something had to give. I don't like being late for anything but it really couldn't be helped. The April blocks were finished in May and have arrived at their destination and the May blocks are done too and have been sent on their way.
First up were the Bento Box blocks in the requested colors of Purple and Yellow. As is typical, Sunshine was willing to spend some time sewing first. Step one was to sew all the various parts together.
She does an excellent job of matching up the pieces just right.
Her grip on the pieces as they feed through the machine is still a bit too strong but we are working on it. I think that once I let them totally sew on their own with a different machine, they will get that part better.
She is really great about removing the pins just before we get to them.
And here she is with the finished Bento Box block for Lisa's daughter. We hope she liked it.
Jammer was ready to go next. We did the same thing, sewed together all the parts and then sewed the parts into bigger parts.
He too still needed some guidance so that the seams come out fairly decent.
Bento Box block number 2 was done.
Over the past weekend we got the blocks done for May. Heather's daughter requested the Pennsylvania block in Turquoise and White. Sunshine went 1st again as usual. Those small hands still have a death grip on the pieces but little by little she is getting better.
Here favorite part is clipping the threads.
She is left handed so I still can't figure out why she insists on using the right hand to cut when we sew together.
All done and one very proud girl itching to sew some more.
After some convincing, Jammer was willing to come up to my studio to get his block done too. That boy some seriously long eyelashes! Unfortunately the mosquitos think he's pretty tasty too.
He asked if he could work the foot petal himself and he actually did it really well, going decently slow so that he could keep control of what he was doing. He even guided the fabric almost completely by himself with much less help from me.
I'm a proud momma. And he is proud that he is doing more without my assistance. I can see him totally sewing on is own before long. He's even getting good at holding the seam in place as he pulls the pins and guides it under the needle.
He was really excited about this accomplishment and I was excited for him.
I think I'm going to figure out where I can move my mom's old Singer Abby to so that the kidlets can sew more on their own. There really isn't any space in my studio but I want to be nearby. The machine in the table is heavy so it isn't something that I can just pick up and move all the time.
Next up are the blocks for June, a Churn and Dash in Purple and Blue.