Last night, Tanner, my 10 year-old son, asked if I would teach him how to stitch. So down to my craft room I went, in search of a pattern and supplies that would be appropriate for a beginner. Luckily, some of the patterns I've liked have only come in kit form, so I had some Aida available (as I honestly cannot even remember the last time I used it); grabbed that, some floss, a needle, a small Qsnap and a one-color alphabet chart and off we went.
He caught on really well to how the squares in the chart correlate to the squares in the fabric, and between last night and a bit of stitching before school this morning, he has come up with this:
While I sat at the table with Tanner, I pulled out my Just Nan "Pretty Wicked" to work on, as it is nice and small. Here is where I started: