Judy L's UFO Challenge

Monday, October 12, 2015

I'm Booooored

I went to a quilting retreat in Wichita Falls over the weekend.  My friend overheard a young lady complaining that she was bored.  She mentioned it to me.  A short while later I saw this trio at the cutting table.  The girl was there with her mother and grandmother.  You could tell she was not happy.  I leaned over to  Grandma and said I hear that someone was bored while keeping my eyes on the girl.  The girl didn't really react to my comment.  I told her I had brought a project that she might like to work on.  That it was a minion pin cushion.

She perked up when I said this.  She asked her mother if it was ok for her to work on it and her mom agreed.  She followed me to my basket of goodies and I handed over the supplies and pattern.  I even told her that if she had questions to please let me know and I could show her pictures.  She went off with her new project in hand.

A while later I went to check on her and she was happily working away on the pin cushion.  I asked if she needed anything and she did not.  Not long after she came over asking for the picture.  I took my ipad to show her and grandmother seemed to be pretty involved.  I was concerned that the project was cutting into her time too.  I listened to the exchange between them and could tell she was offering guidance only.

The next day this is what resulted.  A cute pin cushion and a happy busy girl!  Best of all they live in the same town as I do and we exchanged info so I hope to sew with them again in the future!

Happy quilting!



PeggyB said...

What a wonderful help you were!

Moira said...

Gotta love how things like that work out!

QuiltSwissy said...

How fun! New friend and a new sewing girl! In the future she will look at this retreat and smile rather than hate sewing!!,

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

neat - I love seeing kids involved in quilting and sorry so many kids seem to be bored if they are not with their electronics (of course I say this with a Ipad, laptop and Iphone LOL) and for days when I had very poor or limited access to my cell phone on this trip I was checking to see if I had a signal more than once when I knew I didn't!!

Barb said...

That is just wonderful that you could change being bored to having fun....