Needle craft was one of the subjects in school. I used to be rotten at this skill, consistently scoring a C. Nevertheless, I am a sucker for hand-embroidery and harbor tremendous respect for everyone who’s well-versed in the art of stitches. All the more special if it’s done by a member of the family. I deeply treasure this gorgeously embroidered rose given to me by my eldest aunt. Soaked it in water for a wash today and watched its beautiful hues speak to me in all its vibrant glory.