by Kay Faye Fialkoff

Embroidery As Prayer

It was a surprise—my adventure in crewel embroidery. It started as a gesture to heal the loss of our pet hamster, Henry. My daughter had trained him to rub noses and shake hands. As she did her homework, he often fell asleep on her lap with all four pink paws straight up in the air. When he died, it was a heavy loss.

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