This morning, between bouts of canning tomato sauce, I did what I do every Saturday. I drove into town and spent some time at one of our local taquerias. I tutor the daughter of the owners, and this summer I told her I wouldn't stop coming just because school was out.
We've struggled all summer with what to do with that hour or two. First we played a geography card game, then we did Mad-Libs to help her improve her understanding of grammar, then we devolved to jigsaw puzzles just to pass the time. This week, though, we upped the ante again. We decided that I would teach her to embroider. It was really fun! Instead of starting her on cross stitching with its special fabric and intricate patterns, I chose instead to simply teach her a few simple stitches: back stitch, stem stitch, and chain stitch. She loved the thread colors and took to the stitches fairly well. Here's a bit of her work.
|Threading her needle|
|Knotting her thread|
|C for Citlali|
|So many colors to choose from.|
|She was very proud of her first good chain stitch.|
|Stitching a heart for her mother!|