Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers' Day

As Mothers' Day was approaching I was determined to make a personal gift for my Mom. She always tells me that she is proud of what my sister and I create with our crafting, so I was in a dilemma trying to decide what to make her for a Mothers' Day gift. She doesn't share the same enthusiasm that the rest of the "girls" in the family do with primitive crafts and decorating, but she always loves to receive anything that we hand make for her.

As I was browsing through website looking for a special cross stitch pattern, I came across one called "MOM" that looked appropriate for the occasion and thought it would make a cute pocket on a handmade apron. I found this cute butterfly print cotton at JoAnns that blended perfectly with the threads used in the stitchery. Here is the completed apron. It reminds me of the first apron I made in Home Ec sewing class back in 7th grade.

This post is dedicated to my Mom who has always been an inspiration for me. She has taught me so much throughout my life and am proud of her and her talents. She is retired now but still continues to sew every day. She just completed a handmade quilt for her bedroom which included shams and bedskirt. She also keeps busy by offering her sewing talents to others by working on clothing alterations. She has built up a long list of repeat customers and her business keeps growing by word of mouth from her satisfied customers. She always has time to crochet and is chairperson for her church group who make and donate their hand crocheted afghans to the local Hope Hospice.

Hope you have a happy "Mother's Day" and cook up some wonderful meals while wearing your new apron.

I love you Mom.


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Kath said...

What a nice post, Patti!
Love the apron.

Wishin you a Happy Mother's day-Kath

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

OH Patti you outdid yourself on the apron..I still have my apron from 7th grade..I think yours is so much better and what a novel idea to put the cross stitch on the pocket..nice work..happy mothers day....:)

girliegirl said...

What a beautiful stichery! I love the shelf and GW bread box. The recipe box would be wonderful as I still don't have my own mothers yet. I bet some of those recipes are delicious too.