#ThankStitching No. 34 with Stephanie Woodson

Stephanie Woodson

Instagram: @swoodsonsays

I am so thankful that I discovered embroidery, because it is the perfect craft for me as a stay-at-home mom with two young children. I don’t have to count anything, I don’t have to remember where I stopped or started, and it’s easy to pull out stitches and restart if I make a mistake. I can leave it lying around without worrying that the kids will mess it up and I can work on it while they are playing together. An unexpected, sweet surprise has been that my hand-sewn and embroidered projects are imbued with day-to-day memories as they grow up. I remember what I stitched as my daughter nursed in the newborn days, and what I stitched in the backyard sandbox on a sweet, sticky summer afternoon. I love that embroidery can be as simple or as complicated as I make it, and also that I’m inspiring my kids to make things with their hands, just like me! My favorite sewing projects are those that mix hand-stitching in; I love watching my kids play with something that I made.


#ThankStitching is a project to collect and curate reasons why stitchers worldwide are thankful for their particular needle craft. Look for daily posts in November with hourly posts on Thanksgiving Day.

  1. Stephanie

    November 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for having me! I’ve loved learning so many new blogs to check out through your series!

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