Last week Miss M decided that she wanted to give embroidered pillows to her teachers (she has two). She had a very specific idea in mind -- if you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you'll know that this is always the way it is with my girl -- my job, as always, is to facilitate.
She picked out her coordinating fabrics and threads, and wrote her teachers' names in her very best cursive using a fabric pencil. After all the kids were off to bed, I labored over the embroidery for the first pillow. It was extremely stressful as I hadn't embroidered a thing since I was my girl's age. It didn't help that I was completely winging it.
The glorious smile she beamed on me the next morning thoroughly made up for all my cursing and stressing the night before.
The second was done much more peacefully the next night :-)