Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kathryn

I know a lovely young lady by the name of Kathryn.  This summer she required surgery and was housebound for the whole summer!  Being the sunny young lady that she is she spent her time having fun with family, books and cross-stitch!!!  Oh yes, there is some rug hooking, ornament making and crocheting too!  Above is the towel that she cross-stitched for her Mom's birthday!!!  Please note the bottom right hand of the towel where Kathryn cross-stitched a special message to her Mom.  What a sweet message. 

Kathryn's grandma is my friend Lorie.  Kathryn's Mom, Susan, is my friend.  Actually, Lorie is my husband's aunt and Susan is his cousin.  But we all really love spending time together so we are friends first!  

Lorie taught Kathryn to cross-stitch and they are working on this bag together; each cross-stitching one side of the bag.  They will pass the bag back and forth.  
Doesn't that stitching "To Grandma" just melt your heart???
Darling Christmas ornament!
These little Salt and Sugar projects are so dear!!!

And now for the shocking part.....Kathryn is only 10 years old!!!! She will be 11 in December!  I think she is displaying some amazing talent!  Perhaps she will be designing cross-stitch projects for us all in a couple of years!!!!  

Kathryn, thank you for sharing your work with us!  I know your Mom and Grandma are so proud of you!  I am too!  I am so happy that you are enjoying the needle arts!  You are a very special girl!

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok, that's impressive. Kathryn is just like all those little girls whose samplers we try to imitate as we marvel at how young they were. Good for her! Poor thing, housebound all summer too! She's a real talent!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Laura not only for you glowing focus on Kathryn, but also for being such a joyful inspiration in our family as well. Kathryn is a very special almost 11 year old who marches to a different drummer in this day and age, not afraid to be who she wants to be and do what she enjoys...why, she even likes Rosemary Clooney tunes alongside of her Taylor Swift! Pass on your talents ladies, so a little piece of you will live on on those you love. Lorie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such kind words Laura! Kathryn takes pride in her work and she cracks us up as she sits on the couch and crochets!She definately marches to her own drummer. All of these projects have kept her busy and sane during the last 4 1/2 weeks!Her next project is to show me how to cross-stitch!She is excited that you gave her this honor! Susan

Keeper of the Crowes said...

A special girl, indeed!!!
Linda

CathyR said...

Oh, what a precious young lady. I hope she continues to stitch and then passes that on to her little girl, and so on. I adore the "To Grandma" bag also!

Cathy

Siobhan said...

Oh, what a sweet kid!! Kathryn does beautiful work! I wish I could do more than stitch, like she can! Thanks for sharing her talents with us.

BrendaS said...

What great work Kathryn did! Thanks for sharing:))

Nancy Bates said...

Kathryn, I love your work! You are so talented. I hope we can all have a day stitching together sometime!

Nancy said...

That's right, recruit 'em young! She's one of us now! one of us...one of us...one of us...

Patti said...

What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing and I think Kathryn has some real talent- ditto to what nancy says... :)