This summer my mom, Aunt Bonnie, Grandma Margie and I decided that we would have a family craft challenge. Our challenge was to do some embroidery and make something with the piece that we embroidered by Labor Day of this year. The pattern we used was available as a free download some time ago from pattern bee at http://www.patternbee.com/ (also check out her great blog at http://turkeyfeathers.typepad.com/ ).
Last Sunday the four of us got together for tea and to show each other our projects. Check them out--
Here's my mom's project--she embroidered a corner of a napkin that has a crocheted edge:
Here's Aunt Bonnie--she embroidered hers in colors to match her living room and is going to put her piece under the glass in her coffee table.
Here's Grandma Margie with her embroidery.
Here is my embroidery--I made mine into a pillow.
It was so much fun to get together and share our projects with each other. I was suprised by some of our choices--3 of us stitched a yellow ribbon, and two of us stitched blue birds!
We are going to have another family challenge--but first we have to decide on a new project, which is a challenge of its own because there are so many nice project ideas to choose from.