first stitches!

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This is the very first piece I ever stitched! I was about 6 years old when my grandmother taught me how to use a needle, and with the exception of a short break during my late teens/early twenties, I haven’t stopped yet. Only my backs look much better now, and I try to avoid French knots. I didn’t even know this was still floating around, but my parents recently unearthed it from a box in their basement. I think I’ll clean it up and frame it. It’s not often we get the chance to have such a visible reminder of where we’ve been and how far we’ve come.

note: I wrote this a few years ago and I still have not framed this thing.

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3 thoughts on “first stitches!

  1. Very charming! While we all shake our heads when we look at our childhood work it is a wonderful treasure to have these things. You are fortunate to have it — I have lost two of the earliest things that I did — a tea towel when I was about 5 which would make your early work look professional and my very first quilt block — complete with rick rack and a jingle bell. Just reinforces my belief that you should never, EVER, throw anything away — or allow your mother to.

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