Monday, April 15, 2013

First Embroidery

My   twin granddaughters turned six recently. I thought a fun project would be to teach them how to embroider.  I love to embroider and want to pass on the joy of  this skill to them.
When thinking about how to start the project with my granddaughters, I knew I needed to keep it simple and that it should not take to long.
I came up with the idea of a rainbow. I had the girls draw rainbows with magic markers and then provided them with matching embroider floss. The girls took several visits to finish the project  and were so proud of themselves when it was completed. They decided they wanted to give the finished pieces to their parents on their own birthday as a surprise.  I offered to mount and frame the embroideries for them.  What surprised me the most was that the girls were able to keep the secret and not tell their Mom or Dad what they had accomplished until presenting them with the framed project.


  1. So sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  2. you are an awesome grandmother, just like the one I used to have. I am trying to do the same and be the same but distance for me is a huge factor. Love this.

  3. Great Project! the framing looks great and makes it something that they will treasure for a long time.