They want a stretch? Here's a stretch. Take an 18 year old boy that plays the trumpet and is obsessed with online computer games and teach him how to quilt. He can make a quilt for donation to a service organization like Project Linus or The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Raising Awareness & Funding Research Through Art. I'm thinking, "Momma's going to get some art done and have company doing it!" We'll have tandem sewing machines (I get the Bernina!). He actually has another (unrelated) project idea that he hopes will be approved (creating and implementing an emergency preparedness plan since we live in an earthquake/wild fire zone). Personally, I hope the quilting one is approved ;-) It would do him good to learn to sew, to break out and do something completely foreign and even contribute to a wonderful cause. He cringes every time I remind him how much he begged me to let him sew when he was little. He can make a mean bean bag and whatever that blob of fabric scraps stitched together was supposed to be. He had so much fun.
|About 1999 or so, before renovation of my dining room and before having a real studio. I had one happy little boy on my hands, making bean bags from fabric scraps on my old machine.|
Maybe I'll get some to sneak in some creative time while Kevin is working on a quilt in my studio. What is more fun that creating art with someone else? Even if we aren't working on the same project, working side-by-side would be a lovely way to spend time with him.