Yesterday, my 4 year old granddaughter asked if she could stitch something. She learned to do a little stitching with me at Easter when I was in Chicago.
This time, I decided to trace her hand (thanks T. for suggesting it). Gale wanted it hooped just like grandma's stitching and a magnet for resting her needle. I removed the hoop to take the photo.
I was very pleased to see such interest in hand stitching for one so young. She was determined to finish stitching her pinkie. Halfway through, she said, 'Grandma, I like to do stitching'. She also wanted her foot traced. We will see how much will get done.
My grandmother taught me to knit at age seven. I remember it was a bright green yarn and I made a scarf for my doll. It's amazing that I remember that but it had such an impact on me and on the things I like to do with my hands.
It's all about making memories!