Monday, December 4, 2017

Mother Culture: Tree Embroidery Project

Charlotte Mason Education is not just for the children but for mother's alike. As parents, we should also feed and cultivate our minds with ideas in order to grow. 

Tea Time with Wendi Capehart

"It would seem as if we mothers often simply made for ourselves the difficulties we find in after life by shutting our minds up in the present. What we need is a habit of taking our minds out of what one is tempted to call "the domestic rag-bag" of perplexities, and giving it a good airing in something which keeps it "growing." A brisk walk will help. But, if we would do our best for our children, grow we must; and on our power of growth surely depends, not only our future happiness but our future usefulness." ~ Ambleside Online Parent's Review.

We got this embroidery project last Tea Time with Wendi. It was a giveaway from Gina.

Tree Embroidery Project

We are planning to do stitches in our handicraft so I thought of having our son do this project. But I ended up doing it myself first. Nevertheless, I need to be equipped first and this is a great practice.

I haven't done embroidery before but I did some basic hand and machine sewing in our Home Economics Class. So, this is my first embroidery project and I'm so thrilled!

My hubby volunteered to transfer the guide on the cloth since we have no carbon paper to trace it. I scurried to check youtube for tutorials to start with the leaf. I saw the fishbone stitch and I love it! After doing 2-3 leaves, my son asked if that is a Satin stitch. When I looked at the guide, it says Satin stitch for the leaves. Hehehe. I realized I didn't follow the instruction.

Tree Embroidery Project

So I decided to do both since I love how the first stitch turned out. I don't know if it's just me, but I had a hard time with Satin stitch. I had many trial and error attempts. Nonetheless, I was able to achieve it.

So here's my finished project:

Tree Embroidery Project

Doing embroidery is so relaxing and at the same time addicting. There are times I would not want to stop even though my back is already aching. I usually do this during our quiet time or after school.

Tree Embroidery Project
My First Embroidery Project

Gina suggested buying the cloth in Marikina Market so I guess I need to pay them a visit for our next term's handicraft.

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