Inspiration with embroidery

At Jenny’s Sewing Studio my mom use to have this poem posted over her desk and I thought I would share it with you in verse and embroidery.  I think the sentiment is great especially in today’s economic times. The techinque to embroider the verse involves multi-hooping. The “Hoop it all” will help you by eliminating the constant rehooping.  Just slide the hoop forward to the next hoop center and continue to embroidery the 2nd and 3rd hoop set. I will include the Lord’s prayer demo which is like the “Don’t Quit” poem in technique.

Here is my poem called

 “Don’t Quit”

By Leo Piggott

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit—
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!
Life is queer with its twist and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out,
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may suceed with another blow.
Often the goal is near then
It seems to a faint and faltering man;

Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown,
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when your hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

Note: As you type in a poem for embroidery create each line as a design element so you can edit the spacing or lettering later with ease.


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