Mother's Day - Year Round

Now that I am a grandmother, I can look back and see what I did right, wrong and strange with my children.  We have all had good and bad to deal with.  I see my children parenting my grandchildren and am impressed that they do as well as they do.  I am very impressed as to how they deal with everything given the things that happens these days!

The one thing that I know for sure, if I had the chance again, I would make it Mother's Day All Year for my Mother.  I want the world to know that she was perfect as she was, warts and all (well, she did not have warts, but you get the idea).  She single handedly endured, persevered and created a stable life for my brother and me.

You may also know that I am a big fan of the AlphabetXpress that AnnTheGran offers.  I wanted to do something new and different and I think I found it!









Those colors are OK, but seeing something done correctly in coordinating colors is a eye-opener for me!






** As I have noted before, I wish I were a good colorist, but until I am, I RELY on packages like these .  AND, also The Incredible Threadable Boxes from Madeira - a highly trusted thread and color expert.

I can only think of a zillion ideas for this type of work.  Totes, wall hangings, new born babies, children, Bible verses, and so much more.  BTW, without Alphabet Xpress, you will need a MUCH MORE EXPRENSIVE software!

Alphabet Xpress, Madeira and me, an unbeatable combination - IMHO, Cool

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For my first try at this idea, I think I did well.  I will be working toward a true WOW factor now.  

There are so many things that can be done with this!  For instance, I forgot to add that this would be an EXCELLENT sales promotion for a little league team, add the boy's names and the team name, include a design of the sport and you have one terrific fund raiser!

Pat, The Avid Embroiderer

Beautiful tribute, Pat.!

Easily customized to any occasion and beautiful in a frame too!

pottersclay 4/27/2013 8:32:10 PM

Wow Pat ! This is awesome. Thank you for teaching us this. I have long admired these and had wondered how to do it well! You did a beautiful job!


It was a lot of fun to do this pillow.  I cannot wait to do the next one.  Embroidery is fun and creating is exciting!

Pat, The Avid Embroiderer

Hi Pat, The Avid Embroiderer, can you by chance advise of what Font was used in the baby pillow for the name Rylie?  Also where did you locate the beautiful crown?

Thanks so much.


Hi Pat, The Avid Embroiderer, can you by chance advise of what Font was used in the baby pillow for the name Rylie?  And the starbursts?

Thanks so much.


This is ironic because you are Donna Henry and Sewblest is Debbie Henry. . .   I asked her twice if she asked these questions but, of course, I was just mixed up by the names.  (Gotta have these eyes checked.)

While I am not able to find that particular font for Rylie, you can check to see here:   There are hundreds of fonts and I am sure you will find something you like.

Likewise for the stars in this particular design.  Check the search and find lots of great stars, some of them even free.

Pat, The Avid Embroiderer

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