If you had asked me a few weeks ago whether or not O knew how to blanket stitch, I probably would have told you I didn’t know. He hadn’t tried yet. Or maybe in a more distracted moment, I might have simply answered “no”.
Last week, while I was making one of these Pocket Hearts for O’s cousin on her first day of school, O asked me if he could stitch as well.
Here’s the truth: I didn’t expect him to be able to do it, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to let him try. I gathered some supplies to match my own and provided him with a basic lesson in blanket stitch.
Then, before my very eyes, my boy that never misses a thing, sat next to me and quietly stitched a pocket heart of his own.
It was a satisfying afternoon project for both of us and also a good reminder for this mama to, if nothing else, let them try.