None of the pieces here are my own work, but I have a deep love and respect for all kinds of hand work because I have done most of it, and I know what's involved.
But I find embroidery the most cheerful. Probably because it was the first thing I learned to do.
My mother taught me one summer when I was old enough, probably about age nine.
She enjoyed it and was very good at it. Almost everyone of her generation, of all kinds of sewing, could at least embroider a little.
These applique Morning Glories are one step more advanced. They add an interesting texture and complexity, and I'm always extra pleased when I come across appliqued work.
Didn't almost everybody try their hand at dish towels? This little huck hand towel incorporates the lazy daisy stitch and french knots. Its little crochet edge dresses it up.
I like this little summer memory of my first taste of accomplishment. As pretty as these small works of art are, I know that a part of my delight comes from remembering my early experience right alongside.
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