My wife's lifetime role of educator has taken a new turn with her granddaughter Amelia as student in needlepoint. Much love and patience were injected into this lovely still life, though ofttimes the progress of the piece suffered its own still life. Nonetheless, our six-year-old Amelia, turning seven just at completion, persevered and accomplished a fine first needlepoint, a gift to her parents. Readers of this blog might realize I fabricated the accompanying frame out of cherry wood as I have done with my wife Sara's needlepoints, ten framed pieces so far. Amelia also helped out some with the framing, bringing out the rich cherry wood color with applications of Watco oil.
A hearty congratulations to the artist and also to her dad Josh whose birthday is today!