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Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer girl and boy embroidery fun!

Today our whole house was home sick, except DIL, who is still healthy despite living with all of our germs!!! While she was at work, I engaged the grand kids in some embroidery fun! They both enjoyed it so much...it amazed me!

Below you can see some progress has been made on my butterfly, and Emily's completed project. She embroidered free-hand, the yellow marks! At almost 4 years old she was able to grasp understanding the process of going up and down through the fabric. She actually needed NO guidance from me to complete what she wished to do.

When she was done, I added a border to tack down the fabric to the back, and added her name, the date, and how many years old she is. I think it turned out beautifully, and it was a big surprise for her Mom when she got home from work, all finished and hanging on the wall.

I am thinking of having her do one a year to see how things progress.

And now for some young manbroidery! Donovan did the center design...adding a bit of gold sparkle thread which you can see better in the close up! I added the red x's to sew down the fabric to the backside, and add a border, then added his name and the date.


Here is a second one he started later this evening showing a firework going up and exploding. Can you see the moon in the sky? How sweet.

I had a very enjoyable "sick day" with the grands!
xoxo- Julie

9 comments:

Dandelion and Daisy said...

When I first started reading this I read "homesick" and thougt I wonder where they are that they are homesick....then I read it again and laughed! Those are such great memories you are building with your grandkids. They will always remember it was Grandma that taught them to embroider and it is a great idea to date them. Everybody needs a "sick" day once in a while.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is way cool. A fun project for the sick ones.

Diane AZ said...

You and the grands made some beautiful thread art, even a sick day is a good day at Grandmas. :)

Rohrerbot said...

Good for you:) Grandma needs those days as well. Love the butterfly design.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Those are adorable. What a great way to spend with the grandchildren. Feel better soon and have a good week. This week we take our girl back to school. I hope my garden will survive without me.
Blessings to you.

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*....don't wanna get too close to you right now..don't wanna catch your being sick!
I hope you are feeling better today.
In the meantime you did have a great sick day with the grandkids and I love your embroidery project.

That is great! Emily did a wonderful job and so did Donovan. Their mom must have been very impressed.

Feel good.
Judi

shirley said...

It is wonderful to see that little ones like to sew. These are great little keepsakes and they are very clever little vegemites.

553943c8-3927-11e0-acaf-000bcdcb2996 said...

Oh what great fun!
At church when someone is sick, we bump elbows instead of hugs. So "elbow bump" to you!

messyfish said...

what a great idea to use check material. I think that little messy fish would be into that! I especial love those fireworks!