Today the boys decided to spend some time together, so off they went on a canoe adventure leaving Mia and I at home with so many possibilities of what to do. We settled on getting cracking on her Christmas gifts for family, hand-stitched Felt ornaments. A few days ago I had opened the front door to a package addressed to me, with contents unexpected, my wonderful Aunt (Janma in previous posts) had sent me a box FULL of embroidery cottons and beautiful glass beads. Well, Mia had never sewn, and I had never sewn beads so off we went.
I think the result was rather good. Mia did an amazing job, a 4 year old with a needle sewing up stars and hearts for the first time. She would sew together a couple of felt ornaments, then play for a bit, then come back with the request “I want to do more stitching”, and create some more. As for me, I can really see the addiction to beading, I don’t think my end result was particularly grand, but my I enjoyed doing it.
Reuben came home and, seeing the mess the table was in and the end result of the mess, wanted to make something too, so also his first attempt at embroidery – though I’m not allowed to show his creation as it’s a surprise for his grandparents. I couldn’t have been prouder though, they both tackled the idea of needles-in-hand with no fear at all.