Lori's Poem was written by my first born while she was in college. The first time I read it I wept, because when this child was born, I had an abruptio placenta; the red cord of birth literally kept her alive until the doctor figured out what was happening. She was in distress and had an apgar score of 4. We worried during her infancy that she would suffer neurologic damage from all this, but God showed us often that she was not only developing normally, she was bright. As she prepared for the birth of her first child, I wanted to gift her poem back to her. The words speak to me of hope and God's grace. We should never forget what a miracle the process of birth is, and how precious the life that follows the birth.
The poem is manually digitized in a script font and a block font. The poem is sized for a jumbo hoop (260 x 400 mm) and also for a 5x7 hoop. If you have a jumbo hoop you can do the lettering in one hooping. For those who don't have a jumbo hoop, I separated the 3 verses for 5x7 hoop so that you can use the larger lettering if you don't mind rehooping. The designs for jumbo hoop are supplied in double run and triple stitch, to accommodate the fabric you want to use. (Triple stitch is heavier, for a tapestry weight fabric.) I am including 2 corner designs and 5 border designs to provide variation. Note for the corners you will need to add them after the text is stitched-they are included below to show you the effect, but are provided as separate designs. You can combine any of the corners and/or borders with either font.
I made 10 of these as Christmas gifts, embroidered them on muslin with batilizer, then added more batting, borders or corners, and backed them with muslin, adding a sleeve at the top to hang them. I used a contrasting fabric border to frame them. I can say this project forced me to master mitering corners. You will receive a thread order list for the floral embellishments.