my little seamstress

Allow me to share a short e-mail communication that passed between dear daughter Quinn and me yesterday.

Q: Guess who earned the first “Amazing Daisy” award on Tuesday. [attached was a descriptor of the girl scout award and instructions for sewing the badge to the scout’s tunic]

Me: Um. Who’s going to SEW the badge on Cassidy’s tunic?

Q: Hardy har. I already got the core of the flower ironed on, thank you very much. And even in my handicapped position of being unsettled without our stuff, I dug out a sewing kit from one of D’s hotel stays and will attempt to sew the d**n Amazing Daisy badge on. I survived AWANA and all of B’s and M’s badges, I will survive this. Just don’t look very close at my work. If only my mother could have been bothered with teaching me how to sew. (Insert big sigh here.)

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Later on, this photo came through from Dusty with the caption—”Sewing is her favorite thing to do!” He’s aware of the equality of determination Quinn and I shared in her youth on the subject of learning to sew. I was determined that she would; she was determined that she would not. This picture might make you think I’ve made some progress; however I know a clenched-teeth smile when I see one.

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