Mother’s Day embroidery

Happy Mother’s Day! Our grass is green and freshly mown, the tulips are in full bloom (more on those later), the weather is beyond lovely, and family time was laid back and fun. What a treasure today was.

Mother's Day Embroidery - from Marta with Love

Yesterday was beautiful too, but I spent most of it inside embroidering a gift for my mom. She’s totally worth a beautiful day spent inside.

Mother's Day Embroidery - from Marta with Love

Łysia is the random nickname my dad gave my mom a long time ago, and “Moja Łysia”–pronounced moya wisha–just means “My Łysia” in Polish. I used Sublime Stitching’s Skinny Letters pattern for that part and separate templates from Embroidered Effects for the bird and the heart.  I’ve only embroidered a handful of times (the last being my name tag), so this project took me alllll day.

Mother's Day Embroidery - from Marta with Love

When I finished the embroidery, I layered two pieces of white fabric onto the back, then a cut out a circle from poster board (the thick kind), and squeezed it into the back of the hoop. Then I neatly folded the excess fabric over the back of the poster board and used Elmer’s spray glue to hold it down. Lastly, I cut a circle out of a manila folder, sprayed that with glue as well, and stuck it on. This method may be a little janky, but it works for me.

Mother's Day Embroidery - from Marta with Love

I don’t have human kids, but my furry ones asked me to wish you and yours a happy Mother’s Day.

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