Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Grace learns to Sew and Cast!

I finally got to spend 24 hours at the cabin with my only grandaughter Grace (age 6) and her brother Brody (age 4). Grandpa Bob had both kids casting with their own fishing poles by the time I got there on Saturday. Brody is using the pole we had for his dad Andy when he was the same age. Grace is using the pink Barbie pole I picked up at a garage sale! Brody says he caught hundreds of fish (really only 2). Grace caught upwards of 24- most by herself. The highlight of the day was sitting at my sewing machine with her. We went over the buttons on the machine- How to sew a 1/4" seam allowance, sew in reverse etc. etc. She liked all the decorative stitches the best. Her first project was a travel size pillow case. She did just super. We can't wait to sew together again! I think she will become a great little seamstress!

We took a short ride from the cabin to a swamp full of dead trees. On top of the trees were all these large nests. Turns out this is a spot for Herons to nest. What a strange sight watching these birds fly to the top of the tree and land on their nest. Even stranger was that they were all standing up in their nests!

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