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October 8th, 2008, 05:15 PM
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My mom did a lot of arts and crafts, she always cooked, she painted, etc. Yet, she never taught me how to do any of it!!!

I'd like all my kids to know how to cook, and to do at least basic repair sewing by hand, like hemming a pant leg or sewing on a button. Those are musts for both boys and girls I think.

I'd love it if any of my kids got interested and wanted to learn more. I'm hoping to do a lot of projects with my kiddos as they grow! Right now I have a 4 month old, so all she would do is eat the supplies! *LOL*

What about you ladies?
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October 8th, 2008, 05:49 PM
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I'm with you, my dad was an upholster and he never taught me to sew, mom never taught me how to cook. I would love to pass on all sorts of things to my kids, cooking, sewing, all kinds of crafting.
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October 9th, 2008, 10:13 AM
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My kids help me bake...not so much cooking things. They will learn. Right now they are all so short that Sadie who is 9 is barely over the top of the stove so I am going to wait until she is a little taller to let her do things on the stove. They pick out patterns and I help them cut them out. Then they pin and cut them out of the fabric and pin them together and I sew it. Neither of the girls can reach the sewing machine pedal yet so I do that. I tried to teach them to crochet but they just didn't understand yet so we are going to try again in another year. Gabe is only 3 and he is more interested in dirt.

I plan on passing everything that I can down to them. My mom taught me how to sew and that was it. I want to teach my children everything that I can.
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October 11th, 2008, 09:49 PM
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Well since I crochet and my daugther is aways asking me to show her how but she is 4 1/2 so she just likes to pretend to do it now. I haven't used my sewing machine in forever but I guess I will show her how to do anything she takes a interest in and the boys too if they want to. But I don't know if they will sit still that long lol. I'm not a good cook but I'm sure something they all will like to do is bake cookies.
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October 12th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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My mom taught me how to knit, crochet and sew. My kids will know how to run a sewing machine and I'll get them quilting with me when they're around seven
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October 15th, 2008, 01:38 PM
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Thankfully, my mom taught me a lot of those skills. The only she didn't teach me was how to operate a sewing machine. I have one that I don't know how to use and hope to learn someday. I learned how to cook, knit, sew by hand, quilt, crochet, scrapbook, cross-stitch. I am very grateful she did teach me those things because they become such a lost art if we don't pass them down. Like tatting and bobbin lace- two craft forms that VERY few people know how to do. I watched an old lady when we volunteered as pioneers, do bobbin lace and she is trying to teach people how to do it so it won't be a lost art. And as for cooking, I worry that Thanksgiving dinners are becoming a lost art. Far too many young girls weren't taught how to cook a turkey and they just plan to go to their mother's house for the meal. So I made a point to know how to do the entire dinner without help when I got married. I used to help my mom and now I love that my kids have a memory of their own Thanksgiving meal. Plus the leftovers are amazing and we would miss that if we only went to Grandma's house! So now we just do both.
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October 15th, 2008, 05:52 PM
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Thankfully, my mom taught me a lot of those skills. The only she didn't teach me was how to operate a sewing machine. I have one that I don't know how to use and hope to learn someday. I learned how to cook, knit, sew by hand, quilt, crochet, scrapbook, cross-stitch. I am very grateful she did teach me those things because they become such a lost art if we don't pass them down. Like tatting and bobbin lace- two craft forms that VERY few people know how to do. I watched an old lady when we volunteered as pioneers, do bobbin lace and she is trying to teach people how to do it so it won't be a lost art. And as for cooking, I worry that Thanksgiving dinners are becoming a lost art. Far too many young girls weren't taught how to cook a turkey and they just plan to go to their mother's house for the meal. So I made a point to know how to do the entire dinner without help when I got married. I used to help my mom and now I love that my kids have a memory of their own Thanksgiving meal. Plus the leftovers are amazing and we would miss that if we only went to Grandma's house! So now we just do both. [/b]
That's wonderful! I would love to make an entire Thanksgiving dinner. I wouldn't even know where to start!!
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