St Patrick’s day is not only a good day to dress in green and eat corned beef.  It is also a great time to remember just how lucky you are.  And let me tell you, I feel pretty darn lucky these days.
My toddler is spunky and fun.  He is started to talk and I can’t wait for that.  My three month old baby is just the sweetest, sweetest baby EVER.  I get to be home with them and I just feel so lucky!
To that is why I stitched up this little hanky this week.  I really do feel like the luckiest girl around.
This project is pretty simple, but here’s the how-to:
Supplies:
-Thirfted Hanky
-Computer
-Marker
-Embroidery Thread
-Embroidery Hoop
First of all, open a word document and type out your words.  Pick your font and play with size.  Then, tape you fabric to the screen and trace the letters onto the fabric.  As you can see, it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Then, grab your embroidery hoop and start stitching!  The stitches are simply straight stitches where your needle comes up on one side of the outline and goes down on the other side.  Just make sure to cover up the marker!  I used three threads at once and stitched so that the entire outline was filled.  I chose to use yellow and green for this project, for obvious reasons.  It helped that I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to embroidery thread…I still have thread from 4-H projects I did in elementary school….and I used some of that old thread in this project!  The little “the” up in the corner is just backstitching.
Ta Da!  I currently have this pinned up in my craft room.  A good reminder of my blessings on those days I am throwing myself a little pity party.

Finally, here is a picture of my little family last year on St. Patrick’s day.  I had just found out I was pregnant a few days before this…and now we have our little girl.  We really are the LUCKIEST.

And, just for fun, here is “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.  Love this song!

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