Give her the gift of less stress

Give her the gift of less stress

(NAPS)-This Mother's Day or on just about any gift-giving occasion, you can have the question of "what to get" all sewn up-encourage her to make a hobby of sewing.
The pastime has several benefits. For some moms, it's a way to express themselves. For others, it relieves stress. Yet other mothers find it gives them one more thing (besides raising their children) to have a sense of accomplishment about.
To help, consider these great gift ideas for presents to please the crafty mother:
_ Since seeing is believing, show Mom how easy, enjoyable and creative sewing can be by treating her to a beginner (or advanced) sewing class at a sewing shop.
_ Try supplying her with tasteful fabrics that complement her home decor.
_ Present a few patterns that reflect her clothing style.
_ Consider new tools to make the process fun and easy, such as embroidery-editing software, a new serger for a quick professional finish or even a new lightweight computerized machine.
Many of today's machines have automatic needle threading, automatic thread cutting and automatic bobbin winding, to make getting set up and starting easy.
If your mom is into fashion, you may want to look into the "Project Runway" Limited Edition family of sewing, embroidery and serging machines from Brother International Corporation.
If fashion isn't your mom's forte, the company also has a Laura Ashley Limited Edition line of sewing and quilting machines that focus on English sophistication for impeccable design.
For example, the Laura Ashley Limited Edition Innov-is NX-800 can be used for creating stylish and elegant apparel, accessories and home decor with built-in stitches, buttonhole styles and lettering fonts, and the options to do free-motion stitching or horizontal stitching.
You can learn more at the home sewing and embroidery pages of www.brother.com or by calling (800) 4-A-BROTHER.