They shape our lives, don’t they? Good or bad, young or old, they hold a special place in our hearts. My dad passed away over five years ago but still, it’s like he’s with me all the time. He was a character with character. I won’t go into the details but he was something else. He had a great sense of humor – mischievous even. He was brilliant yet had a limited formal education. I think the term ‘street smart’ was coined with him in mind. An honorable man, a trustworthy man, a talented man with a bit (ok, maybe too much) daredevil in him. He was our world. He not only ruled our home, he built it. He served his country and he served his family.
When we gather – his daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews – we often recall many of his antics. He was a pilot, a saloon owner, a master carpenter, soldier, husband and father. He lived a few months beyond his 80th birthday and filled all of his years with a gusto for life and love for his family. I miss him.
In honor of my father, I made this design for you to share with your father or any worthy father in your life. May they all know how much they mean to us and how their presence shaped our lives. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!
This is a small design, a 1 ½” circle. The words are micro lettering and look best when stitched with 60 wt. embroidery thread. Truth be told, I’m working at home today and unfortunately, I don’t have a spool of 50 wt. here. So I settled for what was on hand – 40 wt. It doesn’t look too bad but believe me, the lettering would be much crisper in a finer thread. Give it a try if you have a 60 wt. thread.
Since many men don’t like to wear embroidered clothing (unless they heading to a NASCAR race or NFL game), consider stitching this on a gift tag, a handkerchief, napkin, a jacket facing or on his boxer shorts. Somewhere that will bring a smile to his face and remind him just how much he means to you.
Click here for the free Father’s Day design.
Here’s your assignment this week:
What’s one thing you learned from your dad that you use all the time? Post your comments and FOUR random winners will be selected to win $25 gift cards to use on the Kreations by Kara website!
The winner of last week’s assignment answered the following question:
I’d love to know if you have made a wedding dress – for yourself, your daughter or other family member. Post your comments and one lucky winner will receive a package of Print & Stick Target Template paper.
The winner is: Viv Hansen: “I made my daughters wedding gown. It took combining several patterns, as she had known what she wanted since she was a young girl. We lived in two different states, so we did our muslin fitting half way between the two, in a Cracker Barrel restroom!”