Announcement! I am going to be a great grandmother; yes our little Lauren is expecting a baby girl in February. That will make 5 generations of stitching women in my family. Wow! All of this got me thinking about the joys of the sisterhood of stitching. I can’t wait to put a needle and thread into the hands of my little granddaughter. I am sure that my mother had the same wonderful creative joy when we sat down to stitch together. Stitching has always been a part of our lives. Even though my mother did not do needlepoint, we credit her for sharing her “needle sense” with us. The creative expression that comes with stitching is truly priceless, from the explosion of colors, threads and design all combined with the high touch activity of the stitch itself has been a constant companion and source of friendship in my life.
Here is a photograph of the four of us stitching outside on a nice day last spring. However, I think Mother was taking a break!