Thursday, July 29, 2010

Don't try this at home, folks

Reason #43 not to leave your sewing project unattended with a 4-year-old in the room.
Good thing I've got mad seam-ripper skillz.

36 comments:

Leslie said...

uh oh!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

That looks like something that might happen at my house! HAve fun with the seam ripper :0)

Stefanie

Lori said...

erk!

fun to see you and the 4 year old and everyone else last monday!

Patchwork Penguin said...

But it was helping :o)

Blue Is Bleu said...

Oh goodness!!! This is why I'm nervous every time my 3 yr old niece comes to visit lol

Staci said...

Thanks for the giggle! My kids did the same when they were little, and actually my cat has done this once as well.

You'll always be happy you took that photo!

ktquilts said...

At least it wasn't the scissors!! ;0)

Diane said...

Well, it could have been worse! -which is the mantra of a mom of little ones I think!
reminded me of a long, long time ago...
when I sewed at the kitchen table, I got up to do something and left the machine on and a very little person crawled under the table and just had the best time playing with the foot pedal....I remember a scream (from me) and a long time getting the machine unjammed and working again.

Jean Etheridge said...

Makes me remember Christmas vacation when my two year old grandson managed to get hold of applique scissors during naptime. He cut lots of slits in the front of his shirt, and he cut a hole in the side of his pack-n-play. I was so relieved he hadn't cut himself!

Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

He needs to create! How can you stop him?

Kim Walus said...

Scary. . . Lucky it wasn't a sewn finger. Ouch!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Glad it was the sewing machine and not a scissors that was in use Amy!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

Totally giggling. Sorry!

Michele said...

Looks like an improvisational quilter to me. No rules quilting!

Gaertegang said...

Ohh my, I get what your saying I have four kids.....never a dull moment. Most importantly glad the 4 yr old wasn't hurt in the process...thanks for the giggle though!

krisgray said...

Oh yes - my son and our dog, who once sat on the foot pedal, have both done that!

Quiet Quilter said...

Ahhh, memories......

Cindy Anderson said...

Amy - I understand, I have a 4 year old too, and he thinks it's funny to push the pedal when I'm not watching. Also, keep your scissors out of reach, I've had 2 incidents with Troy cutting up patches.

The Jordans said...

Priceless!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Could be worse...he could have found the scissors!! :o)

angela said...

eeek! Better than Kerri's little guy who went to tow with the scissors. Not so easy to recover from that!

Selina said...

Woopsy! Lucky that's an easy fix!

trish said...

Oh no! :o)

Mine for the Making said...

lol! I cant help but laugh bc that's my life! ;)

Kara

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Taking an interest in sewing at an early age I see! hehe My son LOVES to "drive" too. Jenn

felicity said...

Is this the same kid involved in the Sharpie Situation? At least this one's reversible!!

girlsmama said...

Like others, at least it wasn't the scissors. I was quilting a little wall hanging and someone cut a big slit in it. It has some very creative quilting in it now. :) Good luck with the seam ripper!

Funky Kim said...

Looks more like a sewing under the influence job to me. Heh!

amy smart said...

You guys make me laugh! Yes, this is the same Sharpie artist and a few days before I found him with the rotary cutter and a recently finished quilt block. Fortunately he wasn't at an angle where he could push hard enough and fortunately he didn't turn it on himself.

This is the first of my kids to exhibit this kind of "creative energy". I think I'm going to have another Van Gogh one day.

Danielle said...

I got a good chuckle from that one! Thanks, I needed it! LOL

Sarah Craig said...

Funny! With my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter around I have to unplug (and sometimes hide!) the power cord from my machine any time I'm not sitting at it!

AnneMarie said...

I have an almost 4 yr old too. Aren't they just fascinated by the sewing machine?? When he's in the room, I can't get anything done b/c he's got to sew his name.

Petit Design Co. said...

at least they didn't get hurt!

madebymum said...

They are showing an interest.

Patty said...

Oops! Hey it could be worse... it could have been a rotary cutter!

VR said...

My 4 year old tried to "fix" my serger. She had a screwdriver in hand and loosened everything she could in what I swear was 2 minutes. I tried so hard not to yell or cry at her. But I had a good cry later when the professionals said there was nothing more they could do to make it work right after having it for 3 months. Children are embodiments of the chaos theory, albeit cute ones.