Yoni’s tallit is complete,
except for the tzitzit.
The pinot/corner pieces are stitched to the tallit using a buttonhole stitch. I like the way it mimics the look of a hand stitch.
I thought many kind thought’s about Yoni’s savta/ grandmother as I stitched those pinot.
Yoni is a deep thinker. He chose powerful texts from his haftara. Of all the kids I have ever worked with he has understood most intuitively about how using texts wisely can change the experience of wearing a tallit. Most kids ( because after all they are kids) need a fair amount of hand holding to select texts, and more importantly select texts that work. Yoni dove right in and made smart selections.
Tomorrow I go up to Boston. My mother is now in home hospice care.