Welcome to our Extreme Reader / Extreme Stitcher series where we profile people willing to go to great lengths to read and/or stitch.
Meet Mare, our first Extreme Stitcher. I’m going to let her tell her own story.
Every year since my son was little we have always given his teachers gifts for Christmas and also at the end of the year, one is generally purchased and the other something I’ve made. Last year my son graduated high school. Earlier in the year he’d told me that he didn’t think he wanted to give little gifts to his teachers at year end because no one at his school does that anymore. It was dorky.
Then, as the year came to a close he told me that of course he wanted to give his teachers something special to remember him by, and he didn’t care what anyone else did or what they thought. My sweet son wanted to know what cool things I had made for him and to tell me he needed a special gift for one of his teachers who was voted the teacher of the year.
So did I tell him I had not made anything for his teachers, and it would be impossible to do so in less than a week? No, I stitched like crazy on my train ride to and from work, at lunch, and in every waking moment possible. I ended up finishing eight ornaments for his teachers, and they all loved them.
I’d say Mare’s an Extreme Stitcher; how ’bout you?