I've stitched a flippin' small.
But it wasn't until I started stitching those black dots until I realized I've stitched this one before. Seriously, what has happened to my brain? Fortunately, I gave it away to my friend Lee so I needed a replacement. I changed the color yellow that I used, which I am happy with but now that I look back at the old one, I wish I had used those greens. It's love enough, and I am so pleased to be back on track with this SAL!
While I stitched this, I was thinking about something I saw on Humans of New York. A Jewish man had escaped Kristallnacht only to end up in the Philippines being attacked by the Japanese. I think what I like so much about HONY is the way it shows us the extraordinary of everyday people. Then I started thinking about a story I heard about Philadelphia Futures, a mentorship program for Philadelphia youth. A woman was talking about what her mentor meant to her. She was a junior in high school when her mother took her youngest sister on vacation and ended up abandoning her and her other sister. The interviewee started working so she and her sister could stay in their house. She had trouble her first year or so in college (ya think?) and ended up dropping out, but with the help of her mentor she is still working and back in college. So I guess the thing is we all have to remember that every has a story, you know. And we don't know it just by looking at them or studying history or statistics. Which is probably a lot heavier thoughts that this little stitch deserves!
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