Looking through the box of sewing supplies for a needle (one of my store-bought skirts has split a seam), I came across my embroidery basket, in which I found the last piece I’d worked on, using a frame as a makeshift hoop.
Since Al and I married—23 years ago, now— and brought home a second puppy in July of the next year, I have embroidered or cross-stitched almost nothing. Our dogs, even though Cocker Spaniels, have always considered themselves to be lap dogs, which put a quick end to fine needlework. Sam’s an only dog, now, and spending lap time with Al. I just might take up needlework again.