Taite has had zero training in handiwork. I decided this summer she should learn something. She is learning to embroider. Taite can Irish dance, hip hop dance, play the piano, read- a lot… and massacre her dad in a game of cards. But handwork? Zilch. So, I hit upon the art of embroidery for her first acquired skill. Her first project is this line up of owls that we will turn into a long pillow.
This skirt was made from a fitted sheet- an old one that was not deep enough for the newer thicker mattresses. I took the deep elastic pocket and made it the top elastic waistband. Taite is planning to embroider a little on this and give it to Freyja. She plans to switch to birds- or fish- anything- just not owls.
What other lovely skill should we move to next?