I thought I'd write a little about some of the sewing going on here lately. For Sewing Hour Elisabethe and Abigail are learning their stitches beginning with the running stitch. I start the smallest beginners, they are 4 and 6, by stitching on plastic canvas using yarn and blunt tip needles. They are greatly proud of their newly learned skills, I don't have to pressure or force them at all. I think it's so sweet that they want to be like their Mama and Katie! Tabitha is still working on her tea towels, Rebekah is knitting with the loom and Katie is finishing up the trim on her new grey bodice. I have been working on a corded sunbonnet. It will have 4 sets of 6 cords each with quilting between the sets and is mostly handsewn.
A slightly better shot although you still can't make out the quilting. It's a chain design.
My February Giveaway is this sweet little coloring book. I found it today and it details the tools and lifestyle of a simpler time, though not specifically Amish.
Below is a sample page showing an iron cauldron and a James Washer on the left and an eggscale on the right. If you'd like it just leave a comment, I'll draw the winner in a week or so!