Emma has found that she has a true, strong domestic side.
She loves to knit and bake and take it slow.
When she was in grade school she was in a group like the girl scouts. It was called Stepping Stones. At the beginning of the year the girls would look at a booklet or a long list of activities or crafts that they would like to learn. The parents wrote down a list of their personal abilities so we could see who could teach the girls.
I wrote down knitting and cross stitch, needlepoint and quilting.
The girls (including Emma) wrote down things like macrame' and miniatures, cake decorating and painting.
I was not called upon to teach and thought it was interesting my child had no interest in the things I did on a daily basis. Seriously, who wants to macrame' besides hippies?
Interestingly, my husband taught the girls how to make icing flowers.
How fun is that?
So. I was off the hook. But I always wondered why Emma wasn't even interested in the things I did.
Just this weekend Emma said to me as she worked on her first cable knit, "I love to work with my hands."
I have said that many times myself.
Do you remember the scripture I had on the blog for nine years?
The one that gave this blog it's name?
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands."
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Can you say delayed gratification?
I'm so happy to finally have a knitting partner :o)
The domestic life is good.
Encourage one another,
(I did teach Emma and her girl friends how to knit eventually. I can remember her girlfriends coming over so I could help them cast on. Everybody always forgets how to cast on.)
p.s. My grandma Hansen taught me to knit.