My birthday was a couple of months ago but I recently received a slightly delayed gift.
Our younger daughter was working on this project when her life was thrown into disarray with the sudden death of her partner. In between everything else that was going on she continued to steadily embroider this piece. Apart from her desire to complete the gift for me, I am sure it was beneficial for her to have this project to work on.
It is now hanging up in my sewing room where I can see it as I sit at the sewing machine.
I had no idea that my daughter could embroider, let alone produce a piece of work like this. What a clever girl she is and I am a lucky mum that she chose to make this for me
The thing I like about this story is the value of skills from days gone by. I am sure you could reproduce this using a fancy computerised embroidery machine but like so many artisan skills there are so many more benefits to this endeavour than simply the production of the finished piece of work.
What skills have you taught yourself with the assistance of Google and YouTube?