My mother and father were both very talented people, able to produce all sorts of things with their hands, tackling concepts they had never done before, always with great success. I am so thankful they passed on the creative genes to me - there is something very fulfilling about being able to express one's creativity.
Our four children are a bunch of high achievers and our 15 (yes fifteen!) grandchildren are a hive of creative, talented activity whenever they visit our house! Of course I'm biased, but what can I say, the genes have been passed on!
For my recent birthday, one of our daughters, Janelle, designed a stitchery which her four children then stitched and Janelle coloured. They definitely have the stitching genes! This by 12 year old grandson:
10 year old grandson's work:
9 year old grand-daughter's delightful cat:
and look at the fabulous back-stitching on 7 year old grand-daughter's pretty butterfly:
I am so delighted with such a lovely gift in which they were all involved. Don't you think there's a lot of potential there for the future?
My husband and I had a lovely week away last week with our local Birdwatching Club at Rainbow Beach, quite a pretty area.
The weather was perfect and we saw lots of beautiful birds:
and something we shouldn't have seen - a car in very good condition - stuck in the sand. One or two incoming tides later and it was no longer pristine:
I haven't done any stitching to speak of for two or three weeks but I'm reaping the benefits of doing lots of sewing about six months ago, as a number of magazines are coming out now with my designs in them. There are enough photos on this post already so I'll show you some of that at a later date. And I have a gorgeous photo of a completed "Thoughts in Thread" quilt (my 2012 free Block of the Month quilt) to share next week.
Have a great week.