Yesterday I sat down to do some sewing, seizing a moment when Zan had the kids occupied and I could quickly whip up a couple of hottie covers for the Hottie Project. Within seconds Eleanor was hovering at my elbow asking me the same questions over and over and over and over, "what are you making? Can I help? What is it? Who is it for? Can I help? What is it?"
I found myself feeling immensely irritated. Sewing isn't something I absolutely love doing, and I tend to sew quickly in order that I may move on to the next project asap. Hinderance is generally undesirable. And then somehow through my annoyance, I realised that things would go a lot more smoothly if I just got over my impatience and allowed her to help. And you know what? It was actually lovely, and didn't slow the process at all. She wound the sewing wheel while I gave her simple instructions. Stop. Go. Go faster. And I had two hands left to guide my sewing.
The result was two hottie covers for the hottie project, one happy girl (who was super excited to model her handiwork, despite feeling quite sad about a bumped knee), and a satisfied mama. Appropriately she is modeling her very adorable Big Little jacket too! I must remember this next time I break out the sewing machine...
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