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!