10 year old sewing

Last year my youngest daughter asked for her own sewing machine for her birthday. She was 9.  It is relevant to mention here that this is a child with autism, she doesn’t see things the way the majority do or behave in the way most people expect a 9 year old to behave.  While wanting a sewing machine, especially when mum sews so much, isn’t unusual for a 9 year old the way she went about choosing it and the time it’s taken to get her to actually use it along with the things that had to be in place before she would is.

daughter made a pencil case

daughter made a pencil case

For a start the machine was chosen almost entirely by it’s colour. Of course I would not have let her have one that I didn’t feel was worth the money just because it was the right colour and so had anticipated many disagreements over this because the machine had to be red. No other colour was acceptable, it had to be a red sewing machine!  So You can imagine how thankful I was to discover that John Lewis sell a basic sewing machine in red.  And looking at their website now I am grateful it was last year she asked because the red they sell it in now would not have been an acceptable red, last year it was bright red!

(Oct 2017 – while transferring the content from the old site to the new one I noticed this post cuts off in the middle and a chunk is missing. I have no idea where it is so can’t restore it but one day I’ll write about it again!)