Thursday, April 7, 2011

hand to heart

fishes
a little handwork by colden here. he called it 'fishes'. when he showed it to papa he said, "it's a heARTwork." papa and i were both so filled with love. and then, remembering, he said "by hand to heart." i taught him earlier to measure his thread. like this:
hand to heart
see? this is how we showed the children to measure their yarn and thread in handwork. one hand on your heart, the other extended out. "hand to heart." i had never learned it myself until waldorf school introduced me. inevitably, i would use too much or too little, but hand to heart is usually the perfect length. plus by using your own body, you get a sense of when deviation might be necessary, i think. nice, huh?

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