Some of you had a chance to do this with me a few years ago
at the Living Education Retreat. Ahh... I like to remember that lovely day
when we ditched the indoors and sat in the cool grass. I remember being impressed by the dads who joined our group stitching that day!
This project was also lots of fun to do with our home school group.
To her he replied, "It looks like a bunch of chicken scratch."
Here's some more info about this, and a tutorial for the bookmark above.
If you try this out, I'd encourage you to let your children get out some graph paper and try their hand at designing their own pattern if they so choose. Lettering works well.