For this most recent Mother's Day, rather then sending my Mom a bouquet of flowers that would wilt just as soon as receiving them, or a box of chocolates that would most likely disappear in hours, I decided I would make her something. I knew this would be a special treat for her since she's usually the one making and sending things to me. My mother's name is Deborah which "is a feminine given name derived from a Hebrew word meaning 'bee.'" (thank you wikipedia). My mom also loves to spend time in the kitchen, so an embroidered apron was the perfect gift/craft project.
I'm a free-style, rebel embroiderer. I have never used a template or kit, but rather sketches I make that I transfer to the item to be embroidered. This can be quite challenging at times, but is more rewarding then anything; the items I embroider are 100% original, 100% Valerie. I procrastinated a bit this year (sorry Mom!) and rushed to get the apron out the door. I don't have a photo of the total completed product, but hopefully Mom can send me one with her wearing it in the next few days.
|Detail of the finished embroidery on apron.|
Even though this is a day late,
Happy Mother's Day, Mommy! I love you.
Thank you for being who you are,
for teaching me so many different things
and for encouraging me to be me.
I am so lucky to have a creative,
crafty mother like you!