Welcome to my home on the worldy widey web.  I’m so glad that you have chosen to stop by when there are so many places you can visit these days.

I’m a homeschooling mom that loves arts and crafts.  I do on occasion enjoy doing arts and crafts with children, who I also enjoy.  My twinges toward perfectionism and high expectations have been a stumbling block to doing arts and crafts with my girls every day.  But they do love creating and I do want to foster a love for the arts and crafts in their little hearts, so I will cave in and try to reign in my expectations.  I have occasionally been pleasantly surprised on how the experience goes.

I recently started to dabble in the craft of embroidery.  In my previous post that my friend Anne guest posted to her blog http://www.patheos.com/blogs/preventingrace/ I had discovered that there was 3 additional books to The Giver series and that my favorite was Gathering Blue.  It was this book that my interested in embroidery was piqued.  Another lovely woman, named Anne who attends our church, aware of my interest gifted me a book on the instruction in many embroidery stitches.  I am not a practiced artisan in embroidery as of yet but I decided to give it a try.  It was hard for me to begin at first.  What stitches do I use? and where do I use them? I didn’t know.  Once I relaxed some and decided that I was just going to have some fun, I enjoyed it.  The experience was like coloring in a coloring book, using different colored threads instead of crayons.  I had cut out some fabric with Japanese geisha printed on it and decided that I would attempt to embroider one of the figures.

I think I’m finished and will be turning it into one of the bags that I’ve been making.  What do you think? If you like it I may put it up for sale, if I can figure out how to do that.


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