Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vivian sews!

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Vivian with her new pillow at Mimi's on Thanksgiving Day

Vivian came home from school the other day carrying a pretty pillow made of brown upholstery fabric. I asked where the pillow came from, and she replied nonchalantly, "I made it."

Vivian is not prone to telling stories, but this did not seem to me a very reasonable scenario. Attempts to glean a different answer from her, however, were unsuccessful.

Shortly thereafter I received a series of texts and pictures from her wonderful teacher:

"When Vivian says she made her pillow, believe it! Vivian saw another student working on a pillow for Family & Consumer Sciences class. She said she wanted to make one, so we did. She was so proud of it that she carried it with her the rest of the day."

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"Yes, that is Vivian ironing!"

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"Once she ironed in a crease, she had a guide for cutting the fabric."

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" Her foot is on the pedal and she is sewing. I just helped guide."


Hooray for Vivian and hooray for wonderful teachers!

15 comments:

MG said...

That's fantastic! I was not able to take a Home Economics class in school and I really regret it.

JoAnn said...

WOW, what a great teacher. Vivian is so fortunate to have such caring and creative people working with her.

brown eyed girl said...

Awesome!! I loved making pillows as a kid, glad Vivian enjoys it too!

Maggie said...

Wonderful! Making things by hand is so satisfying. I'm so glad Vivian was able to have this experience.

Angie Seaman said...

This is awesome Eloise. A girl after my own heart - one who likes to sew. :) What a sweetheart! I bet she had a blast with that project. Hope you guys are enjoying the Christmas season already. Keep in touch.

Blessings, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angieseamanphotography.blogspot.com

Mona said...

Hooray Vivian!! Your pillow is beautiful!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

That's fantastic! I smiled the whole time I was reading your post.

3 Peanuts said...

That is AWESOME!!!!!

Jan said...

Vivian's pillow is beautiful! As the owner of a fabric store, and the daughter of a home economics teacher, this post truly touched my heart.

Amber M. said...

What wonderful teachers, and a wonderul little girl! She should be proud of her new pillow!!

Sherrie said...

Yay Vivian! It sounds like she has an amazing teacher from what you post about her. ;)

pink green & southern said...

Yes, HOORAY FOR VIVIAN!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

Yeah for Vivian! She's got so many tricks up her sleeves!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Go girl go! Tribute to a wonderful, patient and passionate teacher! Not to mention a passionate and persistant young woman!

Jenny said...

This makes my heart so happy! Thanks for sharing!