In small gestures you can see the greatness of people.
A few months ago my friend Marta came to my house, she is very affectionate, polite, kind and also likes crafts like me. The reason for her visit was to order me a trousseau for her nephew Carlos Daniel who was already in his mother's womb and a baby that was welcomed to that family from the very moment the news was known. It was very exciting to be part of this gift, not only I had to do this, we also had to thank Daniela, who kindly sent the money from the United States to buy the materials and pay for my work.
Daniela expressly asked Marta to choose the best, to make beautiful things for the baby, so we decided to make her a quilt, a blanket, a pillow and 4 baby blankets, all embroidered with her initials in the cross stitch technique.
Cross stitch is a popular form of embroidery in which cross stitches are used. Cross-stitch is one of the oldest forms of embroidery that can be found all over the world.1 Many folk art museums have samples of ornate cross-stitch fabrics, especially from Continental Europe and Asia. (Wikipedia)
Every day I got up very early to start embroidering several things for Carlos Daniel, I had to be careful because Marta was very demanding from the beginning and wanted to supervise every detail. In this aspect I give freedom to the customer since they are the ones who pay and as the saying goes "The customer is always right".
We can also find Happiness in making others happy.
At this point I want to refer to Daniela, despite being far away, she has been aware of her family and her comfort is to make them happy by sending them small details whenever she can, whether it is Mother's Day, Friendship Day, birthdays, among others. It is to make them feel that they are important to her and that she always carries them in her mind and heart.
Life always gives us back in blessings the good things we do for others and in this case I am sure that wherever Daniela is today, God will fill her life with beautiful things.
Embroidery is a passion for me
When someone tells me that they want the best and to spare no expense it is for me a double commitment, so I put the best in every stitch, I print love in every detail, I can not fail them for anything in the world. This makes other people come to me confident that they will get beautiful and well elaborated things.
Favors to give to the baby's visitor
Preparing these things was not so easy, in the middle of the quarantine it was hard to get the materials, for example to get this organza fabric that we used to make the souvenirs gave us a lot of headaches, in the stores we did not get much variety of fabrics or colors. But since the day was near we hurried to prepare the basket where Marta put everything, creams, diapers, bottles, cologne, wet wipes. Marta's husband is a carpenter and he was in charge of making a nice basket where we put everything with great care, so that it would look neat and pretty.
At the end the order was delivered and all we had left was the satisfaction of having done our duty. A few days later we received a nice voice message from Daniela thanking us for all our effort and dedication. Of course Carlos Daniel's mother was happy for Daniela's detail and for how beautiful the trousseau had been for her son. There is no greater happiness for a mother than to see others love their children.
I hope you liked this project, that you are encouraged to work more with your heart than for the money. That will not only fill you with satisfaction but will attract wonderful things to your life forever.