I should have started working on my Mother’s Day present a week before. But I didn’t have a clear idea on what to get my mother until I hit up K-mart on the day before.
My mother has been having a lot of leg pain and I decided to give her this amazingly fluffy king-size pillow. As it seemed like a very boring thing to just cover it in an off-white pillowcase, I had to take it one step further. So I stayed up until 5:30am to embroider a pretty design on it. I didn’t start until midnight because my mother decided to have it be the one night she stays awake later than usual.
It would not have taken me so long if I hadn’t decided to make the stitches with triple thread and that each floss be different colors. The design should have been done with variegated thread but I didn’t have it for all the colors required. Therefore I did it by playing out the combination of threads, sometimes doing it with 3 different tones of the same color or doing it with 2-1 of those I’d selected. It gave it a wonderful effect in the end and my mother loved it. She was not expecting such a lovely handmade object as she had not seen me work on it.