Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Little Horsing Around

Oh my gosh! Can it be that I am back so soon for another post? Easy does it Ev or you might burn yourself out and disappear from blogland once again. Well, now that I am done talking to myself, I would like to share some photos of a day spent with a marvelous little girl named Sarah. She is what I might call my little student but by the end of the day I believe our roles were reversed. Children have a wonderful way of thinking and all things are possible through their awesome imagination.
Sarah really wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine and after months of her patiently waiting for my room to be finished she started her lessons. It only took one round of connect the dot sewing, on paper, for me to realize that she was ready to sew a simple pattern on cloth. I chose a horse ornament pattern by Samantha Jenkins. It was featured in the November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. This magazine should be called Cloth Paper Scissors Rocks, because it does.

I prepared the horse pattern in different stages in order to work along with her.
However I did not show her my finished horse so that I wouldn't influence the direction that she would go in. I think I did this as much for myself as I did for her, hee hee. She did not disappoint. The colors and materials she chose excited me from the moment she chose her blue foundation color. She calls it her moon horse and had a whole story to go with it. Due to a senior moment I can not share this story with you at this time.

We raced to get her horse done before her mom came to pick her up. Sarah's moon horse finally met my polka dot loving horse and they gave each other a horsey nuzzle before departing. I'm talking about the horses people.


Jenn said...

Evelyn, Both of these horses are just wonderful! We're so glad you enjoy our magazine. We hope you keep creating and sharing with the readers of your blog. Thanks for taking the time to teach a child about art too--it's such an important thing to do.
Best, Jenn Mason, Editor, Cloth Paper Scissors

Jenn said...

P.s. Do you mind if we use your quote? We love that you think we ROCK! Right back at you!
Jenn Mason, Editor, Cloth Paper Scissors

Evelyn said...

Thanks for your comment Jenn. I don't mind if use my quote at all.

Ana Balbinot said...

What a beautifull horses!
Thanks for your visit and comment!
Hope to see you many times at my blog!

Nancy said...

What wonderful looking little horses. With your sewing projects I always love looking at the details.
Do I see a Chestnut Sewing Circle in the future?
:) Love, your sis Nancy

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I'm so glad you did so I could find your amazing blog! Wow, these adorable horses are so amazing!! You are definitely a sewing artist! I absolutely love them! I'm a new follower so I can see all your future projects :D