Wednesday, September 2, 2009

reason #156 why I like homeschooling

Mama/daughter embroidery time!

Today Ava finished her first project. I drew a simple shape on some muslin, gave her a blunt needle and some floss, and let her go to town. It helped that I was working on my own project so she watched me stitch and then copied what I was doing. This is such a fun, inexpensive activity to do with kids. I found a great idea in Amanda Blake Soule's new book to make bookmarks out of children's artwork that has been embroidered. I can't wait to try that out!

I hung Ava's finished embroidery in her room. She's so proud of her handiwork, and I'm so proud of her!

1 comment:

  1. Maybe you and Ava could give an embroidery "guest lecture" at our little preschool group sometime!