Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Start 'Em Young!!




A little background first! I babysit for a teacher, who has 3 children. The oldest is in all day kindergarden this year, so I don't get her very often anymore. Yesterday, our schools had a 2 hour early release, for teacher work day. So....that meant the oldest had to come here for the afternoon, while mom was still at the school. The younger 2 were napping when she got here. I was stitching & she was watching me very intently.
Here is the story!
I thought....Shari, see if she is interested! Take the time...take the opportunity!! I asked her if she wanted to try stitching & she smiled big & said yes. So, off I went to find supplies for her. I told her a few of my beginning secrets & then let her go. I decided to just let her work, not correct her for not making X's. At this point, let her get the feel for what the fabric feels like, how it feels to put the needle up & down etc...
I snapped a couple pictures of her working & mom said it was ok to post them. Isn't she adorable???! So intent in her work!!!
I also included a picture of what I was working on for you to see.
Have a beautiful day!

17 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

What delightful pictures of a young girl learning to stitch. Love what you are working on.

Wendy said...

That is such a cute picture of the girl stitching. Isn't that fun that she wants to stitch too? My 8 year old son is also doing cross stitching, because he sees me doing it. He enjoys it a lot. And he really is doing a great job with it.
Love your project you are working on now.

Julie S. said...

Cute picture, she's so intent. Love the LHN you are working on. Are you doing the travel pocket too?

Cindy F. said...

Ahhh...Every person needs just ONE person to take time and teach them something special! and 20 years from now, she will be writing about how she learned her first stitches from you:)
You're getting good grandma practice in;)

I love Needles....beautiful stitching Shari!

Anonymous said...

Sweet pics, Shari! Thanks for taking the time to teach her to stitch. Who knows what you may have started? lol!

Cute LHN too!

Rita

CindyMae said...

That is a priceless picture!! It is never to early to start a child into hobbies in my opinion! Seeing a little girl like that stitching is just an awesome and warming picture to me!! And she is just beautiful!!!

I love what you have been working on, great job!

Sherre said...

What sweet precious photos, Shari. I love the way you are letting her get the feel of things. Plenty of time to work in the details as she is ready. I love how this wonderful passion of ours is passed from generation to generation! Thank you for sharing with us!

Meari said...

How wonderful!

Wayne said...

aaawwwwweeeee. Nice to little ones start on something new. Great mentoring Shari

Julie said...

I recognise what you stitched LOL

Aww she looks so gorgeous, i hope she can come over and stitch again with you.

Julie said...

So, cute. My nephews have shown interest at different times in their life, but they're father would have nothing of it! LOL Maybe I should find something he stitched when he was a teenager and show his sons! Yep, he used to stitch, but doesn't any longer.

Renee said...

How absolutely sweet!!!! I love the pictures of her stitching! Of course your LHN turned out awesome!!! Great job on both accounts! :)

Candi said...

My mom has tried to get my sister to stitch like me and her but my sister clearly will never cross stitch. She doesn't have the attention span. I would have said patience but I don't even have patience and I can stitch all day. Maybe she will change once she gets older, but I don't foresee it. Your stitching looks great! :)
Candi

monique said...

Aw, how cute is she?! Yay to you for teaching her :)

BTW, I just heard the song on your blog, America Again, and I *love* the part at the beginning.. so true!!

Debra said...

Oh! great, I bet that was fun for both of you.
You have award at my blog.
DLS

Vickie said...

Wow!! How nice you can influence another generation of stitchers!!!

Anonymous said...

The pics are adorable....it makes her look so old. I know that she will cherish this memory for a very long time....her face lit up when we talked about stitching that night. I cherish all that you do for our family. =)