LET ME SEE
My friend is taking an embroidery class.
“I want to see,” I told her when she asked if I’d like to look at her portfolio. “Let me get my glasses.”
I joined her in her dining room where she had samples of chain stitches, lazy daisies, French knots and blanket stitches. Her needlework was even and pure.
She promised to teach me the skills anytime. But “anytime” has been narrowed to mean “any sunny day” for me.
I can no longer hand sew in the evenings or on cloudy mornings. I need strong natural light to determine colors, pattern symbols and fabric lines.
Today’s new light bulbs may be energy efficient, but they are inadequate when it comes to shining on my needlework.
So I welcome the first day of spring and more hours of daylight. My daffodils are blooming, and soon my lazy daisies will be, too.
QUESTION OF THE YEAR: WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM A YEAR OF CRAFTING WITH FAMILY?
LESSON ON WEEK 39: Don’t take sunshine for granted.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is a special light for sewing worth the investment?
PROGRESS: Gathering supplies for embroidery lessons.
Etsy MiniClick below to see some of the handmade gifts we have for sale at our ChatterboxBeach shop on Etsy. We like to create useful gifts with colorful yarn, beads and fabric.