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so simple...

The front...

...even an 8-year-old can do it! My brother sees me crafting all the time, and wants to participate. Usually, that's not much of a problem, but when it comes to knitting or embroidery, I figure, teaching him would be a project in itself. But after seeing this over on Flickr, and talking with a neighbor about how her 6-year-old son wants to learn to embroider, I thought I'd give PJ a chance to try it.

He didn't want to do his own design, but asked me to draw a "brown boy like me" for him to stitch. Using brown, I folded the thread over so that he wouldn't have to worry about losing the needle. Then I showed him how to do a running stitch and follow the line. He went to town. The only times he needed help were when things got a little tangled (ever forget where your thread is and end up wrapping about the hoop?), or when he needed to tie off and start new thread.

And check out the back:

The back...

For a first time at this...wow! He impresses me all the time. And now he has something he can make for Christmas gifts. He's announced that his next project will be a snowman. I love it.


  1. I am very impressed-the back looks almost as good as the front! please show his snowman when he gets it finished :-)

  2. how cute!!! He did an amazing job!

  3. that is the sweetest thing ever!!

  4. Awesome! I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog tomorrow morning (Central USA time). I hope it brings you (and PJ!) a few extra clicks.



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