Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
You would never have known it by reading my blog that I have done some serious stitching. I have mentioned it in passing in a few posts over the last year or so. Four, to be exact. Click on my new sub-heading, 'Stitchery' - or click on the 'Stitchery' category to your right to see those posts.
I actually defined myself as a Quilter for almost 20 years. I was into quilting big time. More on that later. Early in my quilting 'career' I discovered crazy quilting...and re-discovered a childhood passion for embroidery.
Last week, while searching for something else I stumbled across these 'artifacts':
My first embroidery
cotton floss on polyester cotton fabric
(signed backwards - natural for a lefty)
Crewel embroidery pillowcase
wool yarn on linen
My mother taught me
while she embroidered
Embroidered sampler (purse)
wool yarn on woolen fabric
I believe this was from
an Erica Wilson book
Folk Art embroidered purse
cotton floss on muslin
Yesterday I was showing them to my daughter, Erin, and telling her about this Show & Share link-up. She suggested that I make this week's theme Kid Art. So here we go...
Take a photo of some childhood art - your own or that of your children or grandchildren...or any child you know. I hope you will join me. It's not nearly as scary as showing your First Quilt.