Monday, April 13, 2015

Serendipity Stitching

Serendipity, that's what it was!  Just before we left for Chicago and Sophia requested that I teach her how to embroider, Susan put a link on her blog to  Hoop-a-Loops ; so I ordered the Lil' Gala kit which arrived in time for me to take along. The kit included everything necessary for the project and was a perfect and simple introduction to straight stitching. Most importantly, Sophia loved doing it. She finished it before we left, and I told her I'd make her a little pillow with it. Here's the stitched apple. The pattern was marked on the fabric with the colors of thread to be used. (All the thread, a needle and hoop were included!)



Then Mom found another piece of fabric (leftover from Halloween costumes).  Sophia had caught on by then and printed her name on the cloth.  Then she chose the colors from the leftover apple thread and stitched her own name.




Here's the front side of the pillow and.....




here's the back.  I hope she likes it!

It's heading off back to Chicago very soon. BTW, I had as much fun as she did! Thanks, Susan!

9 comments:

Dee said...

AND it begins with the next generation! Great job Judy ---- your granddaughter will always remember this special time.

Sophia did a great job too. Her stitches are beautiful!

Tired Teacher said...

What a sweet keepsake!

Becca said...

This is so darling! I so appreciate you sharing with me how you turned a hoop-a-loop into the most adorable keepsake! This is one of the best parts of being a small business... seeing your creations come to life and making others happy! Thanks!

Rebecca Dulgarian
Blue Cricket Design!

kathy b said...

That's just so sweet. I LOVE her stitching and your creative work that made it into a forever pillow

elns said...

What a great project to do together! I'm glad you guys had a good time and it turned out fabulous!

Araignee said...

Adorable! It reminds me of the embroidered pillow cases my grandmother used to make us. I need to go look and see if I can find any of those vintage patterns.

karen said...

love the little stitches and the design, so sweet and cute.

Nancy Kay said...

What a great project for her to learn from, and it makes the best keepsake! Cute, Cute!!

Mereknits said...

How sweet, oh my she is going to love it.
Hugs,
Meredith