They both had a great time and pretty soon were using nice little straight stitches to stitch hearts, flowers, grass, and even their names! They would want to get out their stitching whenever I came to visit. One day I got an email from my son saying they asked to get out their stitching on their own one Saturday morning. He sent this picture.
Aislyn and Alyse stitching.
Aislyn, who will be 8 in October, started learning to make x's so we moved her up a step using a small pattern I used to use for kids in the shop. Her Mom marked the pattern on 6 ct AIDA and yesterday, I got her started cross stitching for real!
She's very proud of her progress, as she should be. And notice how she learned to park her needle on the magnet? Maybe she'll be ready for counting soon!
Aislyn's first real cross stitch.
When she finishes the piece, we're going to make it into a book mark. Both girls love to read so I guess I'll always be able to spoil them with stitching projects and new books!