So a few weeks ago I was watching a Youtuber called Dirt Patch Heaven and she was showing how her young daughters were doing stitch work, and pot holder loom squares to sell to pay for their ponys feed and upkeep. Very industrious young children. 🙂 So, as I’m watching my youngest dd comes up behind me and asks what they’re doing, and mentioned that she had one of those sewing hoops also. And of course she ran right to her desk and got it out. So we went through the closets and got out some fabric, and I cut her up some squares to stitch on with scrappy yarns out of my pretzel buckets.
Here are her first efforts. First she wanted to do exactly as the Dirt Patch children were doing. Stitch around the edging, and then make a heart with her initial in the middle.
Then it was, “Could you draw me something mom? Noah (their new friend) likes penguins. Can you make a penguin?” So I began looking through coloring books for inspiration, and then did what I thought was a poor job of making two little penguins standing on ice, with a sunshine. Turned out gorgeous when the stitching was done!!!
Then it was, “how about a turtle, mom? Can you make a turtle?”
Then we just went groovy. Everyone looooves this one, so shes made three of them so far in all different colors. There’s this one, and then one with blue and purple spirals, and then one with green and blue spirals.
Then she wanted to do “a bird like Buzzy”, our cockatiel. I found a dove in a coloring book and did the best I could, and then she added the yellow head and red cheeks. Turned out pretty good!
And then she wanted to do flowers, but didn’t get it finished in time for picture taking. But that’s ok, because she’s already finished this one, the other two spiral hearts, and another flower one with bigger flowers and leaves, and now we have moved on to making pictures on black fabric with white crayon, and shes using neon yarns so they show up under black light! So plenty more pictures soon.
So, this stitching thing has really caught on around here! I can see us buying a few more hoops of different sizes in June or so, and especially some better needles, because the ones we are threading are just Not made to thread yarn through. But we’re dealing with what we’ve got, and if I keep at least one extra one loaded and ready to stitch with it doesn’t get too tedious. Now I feel like I need to work an iron into the budget too! When we were in FL I couldn’t find mine. Dh had gotten one when we purchased the sewing machine also, but we couldn’t find that either. Then when I was packing the house up for the move here, I found both of them!!! And now we’re here I can’t find either of them again. :sigh: They must be in the box with my electric hand mixer, because I haven’t found that yet either.
So that’s what little Emily is working on at the moment. Oh so very crafty! Now shes starting to stitch better than even me!!! Next up… Cassies Big project!!!