Monday, March 13, 2006

Mentor in Action ...


How about this project?

Last Tuesday, our son, Nicholas, spotted a "kit" at hobby lobby. He decided on the spot that he wanted to learn how to stitch on evenweave. I'm like ok .... and suggested a smaller kit ... a learning kit. He would not have it. It was THAT kit or he'd stick with knitting (and he is a fine scarf knitter - IMO)

Once home, I got out some linen scraps and floss. Within a few minutes he got the hang of it. He had very few questions. Fast forward to today ... look at his progress:
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Lavender & Lace "Fairy Dreams" by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum c.1996, Told in a Garden. (LL-41) Can you tell in this photo he did the face over-one? I'm so proud of him.

15 comments:

Lnanaa said...

Wow! That's great for a beginner. I don't even know how to work on evenweave yet. Look forward to seeing it completed. :)

Jenna said...

Holy cow! He's made GREAT progress! I had that chart and then traded it away because I thought it was too much. I'm very impressed with Sir Nicholas. :)

Kiwi Jo said...

WOW!!! What great progress! How old is your son?? He needs to start his own blog!

Cathy said...

What a quick study that Nicholas is! Congrats to him on the progress he's made.

deletethisaccount said...

OMG! wow!! that's just awesome!!!!

Von said...

Holy Smokes!! Mr. Nicholas has learned a lot from you Lelia!! Amazingly fast learner, and beautiful stitching!! Words just fail, lol!

Kim said...

Wow, that's impressive! I haven't even stitched on evenweave and I've been stitching a while. Some people are just natural stitchers! This is a beautiful pattern and he's doing a fabulous job! :D

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Wow! What a clever boy - how old is he? He's going to be wanting to steal your stash now! LOL

Barbara said...

Get out! That's incredible! My son keeps thinking he wants to learn, but he sort of ... drifts out of it before he's finished a project.

Myrna said...

How cool is that!!! He is doing great! Hugs for Nicholas!! (and his mom :-) )

KarenV said...

Wow! You have every right to be proud of him. He's obviously a very talented young man. Good for him and great progress!

Shelleen said...

that is great for a beginner. Start out big LOL

Anonymous said...

That is amazing. And even more because it's his first evenwave and over-one. Well done. Ann.

Heather said...

WOW Fantastic for a beginner, even I wouldn't have considered it. Very impressive.

BeckySC said...

WOW!!! You go Nicholas!! I am so impressed! I look forward to seeing more progress :)

I know you are proud mom!! Your projects all look great too-I have missed so much being away from blogs for a bit !

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