Monday, October 8, 2007

Needle and Thread



This past Saturday Chloe and I finally got to sit down and have some Mommy and Me time!! I think we both really needed it. I have been so very busy with The Gardening Project over at Chloe's School, that Saturdays have become a retreat of sorts for me, and what better way to spend some of that time, than teaching Chloe about the wonders of Hand Embroidery. This was her first time using a needle and thread, and I was surprised by how quickly she took to it, and how determined she was to finish. She drew her own design, I showed her the basic split stitch and then she steadily worked away. I was working on a little project myself, I will post a picture when I am done.



As we stitched together, I felt a bond not only with Chloe, but with all the woman and young girls in our past that probably spent their time just as we were at that moment. The best part was that we were listening to one of my favorite Radio Shows, "A Prairie Home Companion". I wonder how many woman from years ago would stitch and listen to a radio show...simpler times, that's exactly what I needed for my Saturday....



Notice the heart shape leaves, and the heart shape center of the flower...So Chloe !!

5 comments:

Louise said...

How lovely! She's done a fantastic job. A wonderful Mother daughter moment!

daleth said...

Coincidence! Bidane is stitching too. I got in my hometown a couple of printed kitchen cloths, one for Aitana, one for Bidane (she choose with cats), so they can get some embroidery.

Caroline said...

Lovely..wierd..another coincidence. Isabel was embroidering tonight!

Paida said...

Love it - reminds me of doing it when I was young.

OK I am going to get some embroidery supplies this week for Aida and I. You have inspired me!

lydiafdc said...

Love the heart motif :)