I sat down to stitch together my blocks-of-the-month on Tuesday morning and after only a few seconds I realized that something was terribly wrong... my stitched seam was looped so loosely that it was easily pulled out with one finger. I was puzzled, momentarily, andthen I remembered. Sweet little Lucy Ann had been "sewing" at Nana's machine last week. (The top tension had been dialed down to "0".) She loves to get out my "ribbon" (embroidery thread) and line them up (only the pink and purple cones). I gave her a pair of children's scissors and she did some "trimming" for me too; I'm still vacuuming up thread snippets. I have high hopes for Lucy Ann sitting and sewing for real. Right now I couldn't be happier that she likes to "pretend sew". At three years old I want her to have fun and enjoy playing with all of the equipment, that time will come, all too soon, when we will actually turn the machine on. Right now I just have to remember to check the dials and settings before I start. I've taught children basic sewing skills over the years and I always feel like I have accomplished a LOT when they use the proper names and stop referring to thread as "string" and a needle as " a pin"; my own granddaughter is the only one who's ever called thread "ribbon"! I may just have my work cut out for me this time, she'll keep Nana on her toes!