June Stitching Bloggers Question

Lee the Lake Stitcher's Stitching Bloggers Question of the Month.....

Tell us about something that you have stitched or plan to stitch for any father in your life. Maybe it’s for your father, your father-in-law, your children’s father, your grandfather, your godfather, or someone who was or still is an important father-figure in your life. Why did you choose this particular piece of stitching? Tell us the story behind it.

And because a simple one part question is never adequate, let’s go some more:

Often times we identify our love of needlework and our skills with our mothers or grandmothers or other women. It’s understandable because often they were are first teachers or role models. Now let’s think about our stitching life as it relates to our dads. Is there anything about our approach to stitching that we can recognize as traits of our fathers? For instance, does your dad (or any other important man in your life) have an approach to one of his interests that you can observe and think, “Hey….if I substitute the word “needlework” for “fly fishing”, we’d be pretty darn similar!” So tell us about it.

Answer (part one) : There are a couple of things I stitched for my dad. The first one was back in 1988 a "Mallards in Flight" picture. It was because my dad and younger brothers were seriously into duck hunting back when my brothers were in there early teens.

The second one was a simple "fishing" verse picture as he was into fishing right after he first retired.

Answer (part two) : As for recognizing any traits between me and my dad I’m afraid now-a-days that would be a zero. He no longer has any hobbies except playing hearts on the computer, reading his email, and looking after mom.


My Update: For my stitching on Berlin Woolwork Sampler, I managed to finish motifs # 17 & 18 and am currently working on motif #20. When I finish #20 I shall post a progress pic., Hopefully by this coming Sunday.

That's all for this blog blurb.
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