This last week I have been seeing the world in red and purple.
Two weeks ago, my mom called and asked if I would be willing to embroider some handkerchiefs for the ladies in her Red Hat Society chapter. They were getting ready to celebrate their chapter birthday at a luncheon this week. This was a gift that she, the queen, wanted to give to each of them. The queen? More on that later. I obliged.
As I stitched out each one, a few thoughts came to my mind. “What exactly makes this Red Hat Society so successful? What’s the secret to their fun and jovial spirits?” Decked out in elaborate red hats, purple boas, and some even adorned from head to toe in red and purple, there is definitely something in the sauce here. And I like it. They’ve got “hat-itude” as they lovingly refer it to.
There is something to be said about this. Remember, they celebrated their 10th anniversary just last year and now have nearly 2 MILLION women world-wide in this organization. And from my own experience, Mom just seems to be happier when she’s with her sophisticated sisters. Why is that?
- One of their missions is to celebrate life at any age. Women start adorning the red hat at the age of 50.
- These ladies know how to have fun. When they’re together, laughter fills the sea of red and purple.
- Strong friendships have formed as they bond together through this season of their lives.
- Mom is the “queen” of her chapter, meaning she is the leader of her local group. The other fabulous women are referred to as princesses. Hmmm… I guess this is something every woman should feel in every way.
- And finally, they’re comfortable with who they are. They stand out from the rest, and they embrace it.
So…how does this all relate to machine embroidery you may be asking? Not quite sure in all aspects. But as I sat at my embroidery machine this week, I kept thinking about each individual woman this gift was going to be presented to in a few days. Don’t we all do the same thing as we embroider items for those we love? Here were my insights:
Now where’s my feather boa?
I’d love to hear why YOU love embroidery!