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quick study

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Recently we hosted a young friend from Moscow. While she was here with us, Svetlana asked about my embroidery projects and wondered if I could show her how to stitch. So I set up a small hoop for her. 

In a few moments, she drew a design on the fabric with my vanishing marker and then asked me to show her a stitch. We started with the back stitch.

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And then a few more. French knots were her favorite.

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In a day-to-night spell of nearly non-stop stitching, she was finished and glowing with happiness. This is the church across the square from her apartment. Her mother loves lilacs. 

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Gifted, no? And isn't the design so charming?  

Before she went home, I took her shopping and loaded her up with as much sewing stuff as we could manage. Apparently, they don't have a Michael's (or anything like it) in Moscow. As a teacher, there's nothing better than seeing a flicker of interest grow so quickly into a passion. It was an honor and an inspiration to share that with Svetlana.

Wish I could see her next project. She's headed off on a 3 day trainride to the Black Sea!

Enthusiasm is a divine possession. ~ Margaret Sangster

 

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