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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Things I Love Thursday

I love how much my middle child craves to sew.  -> L - O - V - E  it.  He asks me all the time if he can free motion stitch or hand embroidery.  He had a homework assignment to do something artistic to describe what happened in a chapter of a book he's reading.  The book is, 'A Stranger at Home'.  In the chapter, the Inuit girl gets sled dogs.  He asked if he could please sew it.  (YES!)  I took him to my drawers of hand dyed sky fabric from Dahn Casselman of Whitehorse, Yukon.  He picked an awesome arctic sky scene and away he went.

He stitched out the girl on her sled with a line of Huskies.  (Love those tails.)  It's all continuous line drawing.  Brilliant.  He really rocked the free motion part.  If you look, there are no long or short stitches.  They are all even.  He's ten.  He has total control when you does this.

I love how un-intimidated he is by the sewing machine.  (He looks sad in the pic, but he was just down with a cold.)  Igloo complete, horizon outlined, edging done.

I love that he signed it!!  : )  That was his idea.  What a natural.  Isn't that cute!?

Way to go Liam!  xo
     love, Mama.


Anna Scott said...

Cute? No, I think Absolutely, Fabulously Awesomely Beautiful is a much better description. I will be at his show any day (well apart from the fact there are just a desert and enormous ocean and quite a bit of landmass in between)
Anna x

Vicki W said...

That is awesome!

Kim in AB said...

That sky is SO perfect with even a touch of purple northern lights. I hope he gets an A+

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

:))) yeah!! I meant his signature was cute. His final piece ... yes, I like your description! :)

Christa Marcotte said...

Incredible! My dad had a dog sled team when I was a kid! Liam is spot on with his pups! Great job!

HollyM said...

The fabric choice is perfect and the scene with its stitching is absolutely lovely! What a natural.

Anonymous said...

that little apple hasn't fallen far from the tree! what a great mom you are!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Aqui, no Brasil dizemos: "filho de peixe peixe pequeno é". Fabuloso este trabalho do menino!
Um abraço!

Here in Brazil we say "son of fish little fish is." Fabulous work this boy!

Jill said...

This is fantastic! You'd never know it was made by a 10 year old. That's one talented kid you have!

Margaret said...

He uses the needle just like a pencil. Wonderful!

Sheila said...

Liam is as gifted as his mother , great job , love that scene , I am super impressed !

Terri said...

He's a natural! (Good genes, and teacher will do that.)

Lin said...

Love his work and great that he wants to do it!

Threadpainter said...

Great looking kid !
You are so lucky that he takes after his talented mama !

Michele T said...

Wow! Liam has made a beautiful work of art!! He is amazingly talented!! The apple does not fall far from the tree... Hope he continues and you share with us!

Yvette Niesel said...

You rock, Liam!

Mrs De said...

This is so awesome. Keep encouraging Liam...he has talent!

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