Monday, August 10, 2009

Child labor

Here's Grandma's little sewing assistant. Having mastered (and grown bored with) the "scrap helper" position (putting fabric scraps into the wastebasket), she got promoted to "pin-taker-outer". See how busy she is here!


video


She worked so diligently. And look how carefully (and where) she placed all the pins. :-)



Notice they're pushed in all the way, too. Heheh... we may need to do a bit of "re-training" here.

Oh, and in case you're wondering... Grandma did poke herself with a pin and draw a little blood just before this movie was made. At least now Courtney knows what can happen if she's not careful. ;-)

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next week, the sewing machine.

Yeah she put them in all the way.
Just trying to do a thorough job.

You could give her a little hammer to drive them deeper.

She will be a very capable girl.

I think she got some of that from her daddy.

Later, Dale

Grandma G said...

No, NOT the sewing machine next week! Although I'm sure she'd be more than willing! :-)

Yep, I can definitely see some of her daddy's abilities coming through.

Deidra said...

I found you from Anna Marie Horner's blog. This is the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time!

claudia said...

Came over from Anna Maria's blog...
Courtney is adorable! And such a good helper.
Sweet!

Jess said...

What's on her arm? Did you let her get a tattoo?

Kreatives Chaos made by Andrea said...

Just sooo cute...

She is just adorable...

Warmest regards from Germany

Andrea

Abi said...

toooooo cute!
Bless her little heart, she was soooo good!
Sweetest thing I have seen in a while...

Rhomany said...

Redirected here from How about Orange blog.
I do love how she's so careful and how she gives a little huff when you distract her from what she's doing.

Grandma G said...

Jess,that's not a tattoo... it's a Dora bandaid! It keeps her from scratching at the mosquito bite or whatever it is underneath. ;-)

WELCOME to all you newcomers, and thanks for your comments!

cHim-prints said...

One gramma to another... how do you accomplish anything with such an adorable helper by your side? I'm afraid I would have many videos, few bags if I were in your place.

veesknees said...

What a treasure she is how cute

Carly said...

Too cute!! Came over from HowAboutOrange... Love my new book cover (thank you) as it keeps my family distracted from what I'm reading... Doestoyevsky looks way less nerdy covered in Calliope. lol.

Candied Fabrics said...

O man, she is so CUTE!

elena said...

Precious. And proof that if you engage a child and make learning fun (and their jobs valuable) they can do fantastic things, even with tiny sharp objects! Such great eye/hand coordination, not to mention grandma/grand-daughter coordination. And now we know how Jess was encouraged to develop her many remarkable talents...

So fantastic that you and Courtney have such quality work/play time together! I own one of these lovely bags, and it just adds another dimension to the value. Thanks for the sweet glimpse behind the scenes!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments! I'm having a really fun day reading them all!

cHim-prints... I usually only have Courtney one day a week, and believe me, I do make many more videos than bags on those days!

This was her first day on the job. We'll see how anxious she is to get back to work tomorrow. ;-)

Megumi said...

Wow!
Surprising!

She looks like her aunt, Jess, I think.

Becky said...

What everyone else said plus some on the wonderful relationship you two have!!!

My [Grand]Mama taught me to sew. It will always be one of my fondest memories!

Auntie Kris said...

I could use some of that little help... Do you think she'd like to dust and mop? Those are the jobs my little sweethearts like to do, but they only want to clean the floor if I'll act like Cinderella's wicked step-mother. A little role playing never hurt anyone.

Susan said...

That was too perfect!

BTW - I used to put the pins in all the way and that was in my early 30s. lol

Anonymous said...

Way Too cute!!!!!

gail@myrepurposedlife said...

Too cute for words! Not a g'ma yet...I can't wait!

Diane said...

What amazing dexterity for a toddler. She is "sew" adorable!

Auntie Kim said...

Courtney.. You're a HIT! Of course we always knew that. Have fun helping grandma sew.

Grandma G said...

Yeah, Kim... Courtney's sure been a HIT these last few days! Thank you to everyone who took the time to hop on over from Jess's blog! I've really enjoyed all your comments!

Kris, we haven't tried the cleaning yet. She probably doesn't need the step-mother bit right now... she's just sooooo eager to help at this point. Give her time and it'll lose its luster. :-)

Megumi, I'll have to dig up and post a pic of Jess at that age and see if you still think Courtney looks like her. :-)

Gail, being a grandma is AWESOME!!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

lol, Just way too cute! I miss having young granddaughters. You can get more done when they are younger, so enjoy it while it lasts. lol

julie329 said...

So very cute! My little helped passed on this type of job when he couldn't poke through the leaf area on my pin cushion. :-)

Came through from your daughter on How About Orange.