Hi! I am having such a good time on this vacation with the human female and her family! We are visiting fun places and eating yummy things, and today we get to visit with the grandnieces and grandnephews again!
The human female has decided that the grandnieces are old enough to learn a bit of embroidery. She won a simple kit on one of her favorite websites and has brought it along as a gift. Wasn’t that sweet of her?
The kit actually has enough goodies to make two different pictures. One is a bouquet of flowers and one is this colorful bird. The instructions are in a recent issue of a magazine, but the human female won that too, so we are all set! Wasn’t that lucky?
The human female thoughtfully traced the design onto the fabric with a wash-out marker and zig-zagged the edges so they won’t ravel.
The red-headed nieceling is going to work on the bird. She’s decided that she wants his tail feathers to be yellow rather than green, which should look really good.
The people who put the kit together very generously included whole skeins of floss, rather than a few little cut lengths, so there is plenty to experiment with. Look! My favorite colors!
Lesson one is how to separate the strands of floss so that they’ll lie evenly on the fabric. Lesson two is how to thread the needle. That can be tricky, especially for little fingers. The human female brought some needles with good, big eyes.
I think Loki may be coveting one of the larger ones. Sweetheart, I’m not sure that’s a good idea…
And I really don’t think they’ll appreciate it if you abscond with the dark green floss…
…even if it does match your cape.