As a mom, I think Mother’s Day is overrated. A bouquet of flowers doesn’t erase a year of dirty clothes on the floor. A box of chocolates doesn’t mend ugly, unkind words spilled in a moment of anger. A fancy brunch doesn’t mean you love your mom if you don’t talk to her on a regular basis. Keep the gifts and the frills. Sit beside your mom and tell her how your life is working out. Assure her that some of the things she taught you are actually helping you deal with many of life’s challenges. Tell her when you are faced with temptation; you hear her voice in your head encouraging you to take the right path. Tell her you forgive her for her shortcomings. Tell her she did a good job of being there for you, of guiding you in the right direction, for letting you spread your wings and fly. Tell her you are grateful for the life you are leading. Tell her your joys and your sorrows. Tell her all of it, don’t buy any gifts, just open your heart to your momma. She loves you.
Happy Mother’s Day to you – I hope you get to share it with those you have nurtured or have nurtured you!
For this week’s giveaway we’ve hand selected 6 of our favorite pastel thread colors from Robison-Anton. These Mini-King spools of rayon thread include Pale Yellow, Pink, Spruce, Penny, Tulip and Sea Mist. They are the perfect shades to stitch your own floral bouquet!
For a chance to win, simply share your memories of when your mother taught you how to sew. Did you sew a set of linens for the home? Maybe the two of you worked together on a new dress for a special event. Or maybe, you taught your mother how to sew! Post your comment for a chance to win!
The lucky winner of the Embroider It Yourself Series—Little Black Tee is…Gail!
My first project was of a turtle stitched out on a t shirt. It stitched out beautifully, except for the colors. Being a newby, I exactly followed the colors that showed up on my D 1 screen. Unfortunately, they were not the colors of a turtle…
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Congratulations, Gail! Be sure to email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your address so we can send you your gift!