A Special Mother's DaySunday, May 10, 2009
Many of you dedicated your samplers to loved ones...but this story touched my heart. I've been thinking of Doris all day long. Doris writes:
Attached is a picture of my contest sampler. It is stitched on 40-count fabric from my stash that I coffee-dyed and baked (a new obsession of mine). The dark color is WDW Eggplant, medium is WDW Purple Haze, and light is DMC 452. You'll recognize my bird from Sarah Tobias.
When I read the directions for your contest, I knew immediately whose name would be on it. My youngest child, Rebekah, was born on April 29, 1991, so she would have been 18 this Wednesday. She died in 1996, a few months short of her fifth birthday. I think of her all the time, of course, and I've taken to working her initials into most of the samplers I've stitched since her death. Adding her to my samplers gives me a way to let the world know that Bekah was here. It's comforting in some small way, and comfort is a good thing. In this sampler I used the lightest color for her initials.
I've had a difficult time this year deciding what to do in honor of Bekah's birthday, so your little sampler came along at a perfect time. Thank you for giving me some much-needed stitch therapy.
Wishing you a special Mother's day Doris.