In my church, we have a program for young girls ages 8-12. I am the Activity Day leader and I have two assistants. We presently have 16 girls in the program. This year we have done a lot of lessons, crafts, and service projects. One of the things I have wanted to accomplish is to teach them to develop their talents and find some joy in creating something with their hands. When I was this age, I did a lot of sewing and embroidery. I found this cute pattern a few months ago. We displayed the girls work at a dinner with their parents. We worked in class on these for weeks while we discussed a lot of things. I am so proud of the girls who stuck with this and completed it. They took them home the past 10 days to finish them up. I'm especially happy about this one that the focus is on. This little girl did every stitch of this herself, even the framing. Her mother gathered the materials for her to do the framing and told her how to do it, and left her to accomplish it. Two other girls, sisters, after learning the embroidery stitches, are now inviolved in a humanitarian project that we women are doing. They are doing some embroidery on little girls dresses after they are finished.