Kitten

Kitten

I stitched this little kitten by hand in the cafes of Guatemala while waiting for our food to be delivered. Many of the stitches were assisted by Jesse who took a great interest in the project. The kitchen staff in Guatemala don’t rush, and they cook everything from scratch, so we had plenty of stitching time. We ordered a potato dish in Panajachel and watched the chef take her time as she rummaged under the bench, emerged with a few dirty potatoes, and began a lengthy scrubbing process. Very different from Australia where cafes prepare ingredients in advance, so they’re quick to toss into a meal. One time I ordered a meal, was told it would be ready in twenty minutes, and returned in half an hour to pick it up, only to be told it would be another twenty minutes.

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