Thursday, November 11, 2010

Three Stitchers in the House

When he learned that he had missed out on an opportunity to learn to stitch, my oldest began an immediate campaign for his own turn. It was a mere day later, but apparently felt like an eternity to him.

Finally, on the appointed day, we were outside enjoying a little sunshine, when he said to me, "I want to hurry up and go inside because I want to learn to stitch. Its one of my dreams and its coming true!" "One of your dreams?" I asked. "Yes!" he replied. "If it is one of your dreams, why have you never told me?" I asked. "Because I thought you would say no, and not to touch your stitching stuff" he replied.

Oh, how quickly they grow from the toddler (who gets in trouble for cutting up my beautiful overdyed flosses into tiny bits and then pulling all of my pins out of the pincushion, dropping them on the floor one at a time to hear the sound it makes) into the almost-big boy.

Since the first stitching session, I have advanced both children to a hoop with scraps of an old cotton sheet for stitching on, and drew shapes per their request for them to stitch over.

The little one chose to connect her shapes, then proclaimed that she was "All done!".

The oldest spent a few hours, spread over a couple of days, very carefully stitching on the line, proclaiming to anyone who would listen, "I love to stitch!". He is now finished with the first shape and anxiously awaiting a change of thread color for the next shape.

9 comments:

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Love this!!!!! What a great Mom moment to share.

My son wanted to learn to knit, he can whip up a hat in one evening on a round loom. We are planning to use this new skill to make hats for local cancer patients (and maybe a few for gifts, too). Stitching is next on his list.

Marylin /Poussy said...

Your childrens is adorables, beautiful cutt,

marylin FRANCE

Pikaboo said...

How adorable!!! I have one my 4 year old stitched last year but she hasn't asked again since. Maybe I'll try your idea of drawing shapes for her.

Catherine said...

What an awesome post!! Kind of makes me wonder if there was anything my boys have wanted to try, but were afraid to ask....

Hazel said...

This is such a sweet post! Thanks for sharing. x

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Such a cute post and I think it's just wonderful that they are interested in what you love to do too. You must be so proud.
~Nan

from me to thee......... said...

priceless......

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Treasured moments....those are sure to be keepsakes to look back on!

Julie said...

This is so awesome! Just think, you'll get to keep these little pieces forever. So so cool!