I’m a proud Grandma. Always have been, but this development has me excited.
My grandson injured himself (sprained ankle) in a soccer game a couple of weeks ago and spent the day with me a couple of days later. He was still nursing his ankle when my daughter dropped him off for the day.
He spent the first couple of days looking for something to watch on the television. Grandma would rather have him talking to me: telling me all about his life, his interests, his friends, his school… That will happen in time. After a couple of hours of sitting around with nothing interesting on the tube, he asked me if I had any activity books or playing cards.
I told him where they were and while digging thru the cabinet, he came across some old, very simple cross stitching patterns that I had placed in there years ago. He didn’t know I was watching him from the kitchen, but I saw him thumb thru them all and pick one. (Grandma grinning ear to ear!)
He went back to the couch, opened it up, and started reading the instructions. A couple of minutes later, he hollered at me and asked for me to come to him. I walked him through how to work the needle and thread, and the basic maneuvers, and off he went. Before he left he had finished it was so proud of himself! His Grandma was pretty proud too…
Maybe I can work him up to something like this?
What famous person would you like to cross stitch?
I think I will make a pattern of Steve Martin. Maybe with Martin Short. “Two wild and crazy guys.”
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Put the needle to it.