First Day of First Grade!

Whoever told my Anne that she could grow up…I’m not happy with you! She needs to stay little and mine forever!

Seeing as I’m not going to get my way and she is going to keep growing up into a beautiful little girl, I need to come to terms and celebrate that! Today she started First Grade! I am in shock and yet so proud of her too. She handles everything that is thrown her way with such grace and poise, she is wise beyond her years. Here are our standard back to school photos in the new dress that I made her.

Back to School Dress - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comShe told me that she wants to be a doctor, and given the amount of time that she has had to spend in hospitals during her short lifespan I think she would be amazing. I know she would be full of empathy for her patients and beyond understanding of nervous parents. That being said…she is six and surely her dreams will change many times between now and when she needs to make tough grown up decisions like what she wants to be when she grows up. Heck I’m 35 and still haven’t quite figured that out!

Back to School - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Dress information – Fabric is House of Hoppington by Violet Craft and the pattern is by Simplicity. It is the same pattern that she picked out last year except this year she wanted the version with the cap sleeves.

And now that school has started, I will be spending quite a number of hours with Spike, we have 5 customer quilts ready and waiting and hopefully will be receiving two more tonight. We plan to burn the school hours together until I get my little girl back!  I hope everyone has a very happy Wednesday and I have a few projects to show you in the next several days that I didn’t get to share before I went on vacation last month! So stay tuned!

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4 Responses to First Day of First Grade!

  1. Sharon T says:

    I think I cried until mine were in sixth grade and wouldn’t let me go with them anymore. You got this, Mama! I know quilting will be a big help!

  2. Anja Clyke says:

    Fabulous dress. I hope you survived the first day of school okay.

  3. Susan says:

    I only wish I’d thought to do this when mine were little … you know, back in the day when we had to hand paint them. LOL I love how she looks with her hair pulled back and that dress. I can almost see the young woman she will be in ten years. How great that you’ll have photos like this to look back on together! Enjoy your time with Spike!

  4. Judy says:

    Anne looks so cute on her first day of school. I know what you mean about them growing up too fast. I used to tease my kids and tell them I should have put them in a shoe box so they wouldn’t grow up and yes that does make me sound a little crazy but mothers are desperate sometimes. It’s a good thing you have all that quilting to keep you busy.

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