Today is the birthday of Caroline Forseth, who is one of my favorite people on the planet and also happens to be my mother, among many other things to other people, including auntie, cousin, daughter, wife, and (maybe her favorite), Grandma.
This summer, after learning that my “new” sewing machine also did embroidery, she brought me a favorite purple striped long-sleeved shirt. It had embroidered appliques on it, which were holding on for dear life with a little glue and a few hand stitches. She asked if I could replace them with something that had a little more “zing.” (I’m paraphrasing.)
So, I jumped on the Internet and searched high and low for the perfect floral design that would look pretty in purple. (After all, what doesn’t?) I found this great embroidery pack from S-embroidery.com that fit the bill perfectly.
There are 15 coordinating designs in the collection, in a range of sizes and general shapes, all sold together for under $20 and emailed to you within 24 hours. Each design is only 3 thread colors, limiting the (sometimes) onerous task of hovering over your machine, waiting for the next thread change.
My mom sent me a text this weekend to let me know she had received the shirt, loved the designs, and was glad to have it in time for the fall chill. I’m thrilled that the design was just right. Happy birthday, Mom!