Way to go SlackDaddy! Stick with your daughter, she sounds GREAT!
Mine is 20 years old and a Jr in college now, majoring in theatre and hospitality. She is an excellent seamstress and costume maker.
She taught me how to sew. We have 5 sewing machines and 2 sergers; she keeps one of each at her apartment. Over the years, I have taught her how to run a table saw, chop saw, band saw, grinder, nail guns, staplers. I don't think there is anything she can't make. I even bought here a nail gun for Christmas!
We made a new bed headboard and footboard for her this summer. She saw a picture in a catalogue (~ $800) and we ended up making it for ~$200.