Do all teachers start the school year with the same old writing assignment? “OK, class, everyone write one paragraph titled ‘How I Spent My Summer Vacation.'” I dreaded writing that initial paragraph in school. My summer vacations were typically uneventful, and I pitied the teacher who had to grade so many similar essays. As a matter of fact, when I taught creative writing to high school juniors, I threatened the students that they would have to write that exact paragraph if they misbehaved!
Well, I am here to eat my words since let me tell you HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION: it featured lots of needlepointing. I’ve already posted some of my creations in previous posts during the summer months, but here are some more I haven’t shown you yet. Perhaps I should tell you in photos and not use words. So I’ll be quick.
Pictured above this post is my Scarlet Tanager (or in simpler terms – a red bird).
This is a rendition of my Tropical Fish 3 design. I stitched and beaded a tropical fish needlepoint.
I finished my son’s tefillin bag.
I stitched an urn with flowers design and used 7 mm silk ribbon for the flowers. I consider 7 mm silk ribbon a delicacy. Some connoisseurs enjoy truffle mushrooms, others prefer caviar. Silk ribbon tempts me.
In addition, I started a new challah cover in sage and mauve tones. Stay tuned for a post about that piece.
I did not swim. I did not play tennis. I did not hike. I did not take a cruise. But I stitched and stitched, and it was an ideal way to spend my summer. I hope you did too.