A week or so ago I shared a photo of DGGS with his first sewing lesson on my treadle "Elizabeth Redeye". This morning he learned to use a handcrank. He and I decided we should oil it before using it again as it took a little muscle to turn and it kept sliding on the tabletop. Last week's pillow was a nine-patch. This morning he stitched together sixteen squares to make a larger pillow. AND he had a successful lesson in using a very, very hot iron. No burns. LOL.
The first pillow, the nine-patch, is currently at the county fair where we hope he will win a blue ribbon for his sewing endeavors. That may be very possible for this was an open-class entry and our fair is soooo small he may have no competition. LOL.
Today's 16-patch used red, white, blue patriotic fabrics.
And for you ladies worried about my stealing shirts off handsome men's backs, your suggestion (as I call it) has induced me to tuck a pair of scissors in my purse...if someone will divert the next guy's attention I may be able to snip a 6-inch charm square while he's not looking. LOL