Thursday, 8 June 2017

teaching the next generation

 

                    Personalized booties

 
 
 
Here's the back story:  A very dear friend of mine just lost her father.  During the shiva (when the family sits in mourning) I was chatting with her daughter, who had flown in for her Papa's funeral, but was on her way to her friend's wedding, and she let me know that she had come up with an idea to 'do embroidery' and was reading all about it on google.  She wanted to buy the bride and groom camping booties and personalize them by embroidering 'his' and 'hers' on them.
So...we came up with a plan and I taught her how to do a stem stitch and then a blanket stitch, and this is the result!
She is so very proud of her work, and there were so many unexpected results, not the least of which was that her grandmother supervised the whole process, admiring her granddaughter's handiwork, and reminisced about the handiwork that she used to do.  We all agreed that it would be great to get her back into this kind of activity as she moves into this next phase of her life.
I love the juxtaposition of the new world cutting edge fabric and manufacturing of these booties with the very old world of the hand stitching!
 

 

1 comment:

  1. ellen friedland9 June 2017 at 04:06

    Dear Daniela...there was no one in the world better to help Jackie with this project. You took it to heart. You helped her start and work on this gift and saw it to conclusion. The result is wonderful and I know Jackie feels very proud of what she was able to accomplish. Thank you for being such a friend to my whole family.

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