I was so impressed with Abby's dexterity threading the beads onto her dream catcher this morning that I decided it was time to let her loose with a sewing needle. A jumbo blunt wool needle to start with. I punched some holes in a bit of cardboard, threaded some wool onto the needle and gave her a quick demo. She picked it up immediately. Running stitch and slip stitch. Oh, and while I was busy encouraging her creativity, she was busy counting the number of holes in the cardboard. That kind of nerdiness can only come from her Dad.