I enjoy embroidery, and every 6 months I have a set appointment work on it! It is my general conference project. I find that if I have busy hands my mind is free to listen much better. But I really need to spend a little extra time on it, because I have started four and finished one. I usually like to embroider kitchen towels – the flour sack variety are my favorite – because I like them to be useful, and seen.
This year Chloe wanted to do one, she is always up for a project, so I got a great idea. I LOVE the stage of drawing she is at, advanced stick people, so I thought I would capture it. I grabbed my “mark be gone” pen and layed out a towel and asked her to draw our family.
In case you are wondering – Molly in in her crib in the picture. I told her to write the names as best as she could, and she did great, the only ones not quite right are Paige: Prg, and Dillon: Dlin. I also love the way she writes phonetically.
I have started Chloe’s person already, and I am going to have to get this done, because the purple is disappearing ink, oops. (I could just go over it in the blue, but I think the time deadline might be good for me!) Chloe wanted to do some of the stitching so I drew a heart in the corner, taught her the basic back stitch and she did it all by herself!! I only had to re-thread the needle a few hundred times…
FYI: I got the flour sack towels at Kmart – they are the nice Martha Stewart kind, and I used a double sided Dritz Mark-B-Gone / Disappearing Ink pen. (hence the problem with her drawing being half in the purple disappearing ink. -you really only need the mark-b-gone…)