P really enjoyed her grandmother's visit earlier this fall. She loved sitting next to her at the table and watching her embroider butterflies on a pillowcase. After grandma left P really wanted to make a special gift to give for Christmas.
I was working on some embroidered tea towels to give as gifts and P decided that is what she wanted to do for her grandmother.
She drew out a very detailed picture that included people, flowers, and sky. I looked at it and told her it was a lovely drawing but that at the speed she embroiders would take a VERY long time to finish. I suggested that she finish one of the projects she has started and we could make a gift from that. No, she REALLY wanted to give grandma a tea towel.
I remembered some drawings she had done the day before of some vegetables. We looked at those and I suggested that we take those designs and applique them to a towel.
Carrots, a parsnip, and a beet.
P chose the fabrics and threads and helped at my sewing machine. I think it turned out pretty cute.
We had a wonderful time in the sewing room together thinking about grandma and being excited about the surprise we were making for her. Ah, THAT is what it's all about.
I'll share a few more of our hand made gifts tomorrow.