The Little Prince

Anything that is important
is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I remember going through my Aunt’s bookcase as a little girl and finding a copy of The Little Prince. It was once of the few books in the case that I could read and I poured over it whenever we visited my Aunt and Grandmother. I can still see the book in my mind’s eye to this day.

A few weeks ago, Karen Ruane announced her next stitching class would be called “Stitching a Story.” I enrolled and we were all asked to find a book that we would use as a base for developing stitches and markings for journals and could be the basis for some stitching on cloth. I, of course, thought of The Little Prince.

I was able to find a copy at Barnes & Noble with modern illustrations.

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I must admit that I have never been involved with a project like this class. I am hoping that I will be able to keep up with the much more experienced members of the group. The fact that the book itself holds treasured memories and has always resonated with me will certainly help.

Our first suggested tasks (Karen never requires you do anything you are not comfortable with) were to create a color chart and select some accompanying threads. This was relatively simple for me as I loved the colors in the book and already had many of them in my thread ‘stash.”

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And then we were to start stitching! It was suggested we start ‘small’. I thought that sounded just fine!

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My granddaughter came over and was extremely interested in the fact that I was stitching in a book. Plus she immediately wanted the book read to her. That encouraged me so I am now working on another page.

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More instructional videos arrived from Karen today……can’t wait to see where the next week takes me!

Linking once again to Off the Wall Friday.


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Comments

  1. Wow — what a fun idea and project, Judy. You are actually stitching on the book. And your granddaughter is involved, as you were with your aunt and grandmother. And so the beauty continues.

  2. What a fun project. That book is going to be a precious hand-me-down when it is finished. And it is going to turn your granddaughter into a sewer for sure.

  3. What a unique idea! Looking forward to seeing what develops! Love the Little Prince, too!

  4. Cay Denise says

    Fun idea!

  5. What a totally cool concept!!! Thanks for sharing this inspiration….

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