Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Next Gen

My granddaughter, Ilse (8), has been interested in crafting for a long time. She loves to make stuff with paper and uses large quantities of paper, tape, and glue. More recently, she's started experimenting with bits of fabric, needle, and thread to make clothes for her dolls or other little things. Sounds like she might be interested in learning to embroider!

Last week I showed her some of the things I've been working on, then got out the embroidery box I have that belonged to my mother. At some point Mom had ordered some linen napkins and placemats with a design already printed on them, but she never finished all of them. The design is simple, mostly cross stitching and a few lazy daisy stitches and some kind of outline stitch - a great beginner project! Ilse was eager to learn, so we got started this morning.


We both had a napkin to work on so she could watch me stitch the same thing she was stitching. She got her needle threaded quite easily thanks to her previous endeavors, and took right to making the cross stitches! I made up a little embroidery kit for her to take home so she can continue working on the project and next time we'll add to her stitch repertoire!

Happy stitching!

13 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

How fun!! You are lucky to have a stitching buddy!!

Barb said...

Now that is wonderful! She is such a pretty little girl. So nice to see her with crafting not just video games ,etc.

Kristen said...

A new generation of stitchers - hooray! 😀

Pamela said...

How wonderful! I learned to embroider with my grandmother on printed pillowcases. I look forward to seeing the finished projects!

Brigitte said...

Oh Von, how cool is this. Grandmother and granddaughter both stitching on similar projects. You must be so proud of Ilse.

Julie said...

That fabulous... cant wait to hear more of how this little lady is progressing with her sewing skills.

Rowyn said...

That is wonderful! And such a beautiful photo. I hope it turns out to be something she really enjoys.

Paula Lima said...

How lovely to see the younger generation starting to have a love fro crafting/cross stitching!

Carol said...

So sweet! I love seeing younger stitchers take an interest in needlework :) You are a wonderful, patient teacher, I'm sure :)

Vickie said...

What a beautiful granddaughter you have. Such a sweet photo Von. My grandmothers died when I was very, very young. My Great Aunt inspired and encouraged me to sew. I hope you two have many fun hours together. :D

Janeale McClees said...

Go Ilse! I bet she's going to be a natural!

Margaret said...

Ilse is so pretty.
What a fun time you must have had stitching together.
Brings back wonderful memories of when I was her age.

Julie.C said...

Lovely to see your Grand daughter taking an interest stitching, my Grand daughter loves crafts to she will be 6yrs in December.
Julie.C