For what avail the plough
or sail, or land or life,
if freedom fail?
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This little project is near and dear to my heart for so many reasons. As you can see there is nothing really complicated about it, but the cause just gives me warm fuzzies. First of all, it was for my daughter's childhood best friend, and even though they have been separated by miles since their high school graduations, they continue to stay close and enjoy watching their children develop friendships.
I never could have completed 50 of these little burp cloths without the help from friends, and a sweet friend from the company Darn It All digitized the design and saw to it that the embroidery was completed. This would have taken quite some time even on my speedy Bernina 780, with just one needle, so Linda had them completed on a multi head machine. Lin and her trusty little snips helped me cut lots of stray threads.
Most importantly, it is heartwarming to think of the little ones who will be wrapped in love by mommies wiping up spit ups and burps with these little cloths.
And so many fine men came to mind as I sewed. My father and Uncle Earl who were so proud to serve as marines. Mary's husband and Lin's Daddy. Lots and lots of love went into this little project, that is for sure, andI loved doing it.