One of my very favorite people in the world is my little six year old friend, Miss B. I love spending time with her because she is funny and clever and oh-so smart. I get downright giddy when she stops by to play with the dogs because that means an afternoon of giggles. And she dances... she will actually dance with me when I turn on the music. One of our favorite things to do is share the iPod earbuds and dance to our favorite songs (she's a huge Carrie Underwood fan, so we sing and dance when Carrie is on the iPod).
At Christmas time, Miss B wrote Santa a letter requesting a sewing machine of her very own. In the letter, she included a paragraph explaining that it would be okay for her to have a sewing machine because her babysitter's mom (me) knew how to sew and would be happy to give her lessons. Good 'ole Santa - he came through with flying colors and Miss B is now the proud owner of her very own grown-up sewing machine. And me... well, I'm the teacher! But first off, I had to figure out how to use her machine since I was not familiar with the Janome brand. But now we have that figured out, and we are off and running with the sewing lessons.
Today we had Miss B's second sewing lesson. Honestly, I have not had this much fun in ages! It doesn't hurt that the pupil is a true natural and has taken to sewing like nobody's business. It also helps that she reads at a 4th grade level, so she is able to follow written instructions with ease. But the best part is that I love this girl. She is such a delight to be with - she makes me happy!
Here is a pictorial recap of today's lesson... these pictures make me smile:
Did I mention she made this entire bag all by herself... in less than two hours... without any mistakes at all? Truly, the child has a gift. And you have to know that I am thrilled knowing that my favorite six year old has become the newest convert to my happy place.
Seriously, this is my idea of a perfect afternoon. The pictures make me smile, as does thinking about how much fun it is to spend time with Miss B. Add in some sewing... and... well... this is about as close to heaven as I've been in a long time.