Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A Teacher's Gift
My children have been so fortunate and privileged to have had some wonderful teachers so far in their early education. This year I was room parent for my Boy Wonder's extremely organized, creative, smart and fun (and crafty) teacher. Last week marked the end of the school year and I wanted to give her something special that would remind her of her 2010-2011 class. So, I made her a cushion with the names of all her kids embroidered on it.
I took a piece of cream colored linen and taped it onto a stiff cardboard--then I loitered outside the classroom for a couple of weeks collecting signatures from the kids. Each child signed their first name with a fabric pen. I then embroidered each name in different colored thread with a simple back stitch. I added a two inch border of a colorful Moda fabric around the signature panel and fashioned the back side of the cushion with the same fabric. I filled it with a premade pillow insert, hand stitched it closed and voila! I loved it--she loved it.
Thank you for a great year Ms. K!