I live with guys, and have for decades, two sons and a dear husband. The cat is my only female ally up here on the hill where we live.
But lo and behold, my son has a girlfriend who loves to work with fiber!!! Glory be!
We had some time together this afternoon in my sewing room.
Here is Esther quite involved with the Embellisher.
I had set out a bunch of materials for her to work with--especially some soy fiber, as she is vegan and prefers not to work with silk or wool--and turned her loose, tactfully absenting myself for the first hour so she could play with no one looking over her shoulder.
When her base composition was done, she asked if she could try some stitching.
Are you kidding?
Here she is picking out some threads....
Exploring and adding detail....
Here is her creation up to now...she tried some new stitches, added some that her mom had taught her as a child...we told stories as we worked, whiled away some nice time together....
And now she is in the kitchen cooking dinner with my son!
Pinch me, someone!