Friday, July 22, 2011

Machine Embroidered Diploma

Yes.  Really.  You can embroider your child's diploma, paint one, make it a collage, you name it...when you homeschool in the U.S.  I think virtually everyone still does paper, but hey, homeschooling is very individualized and so is this diploma that I made for dd's high school graduation.  It seemed to suit her and it's fun and different.  Well, maybe not fun since I was aiming for something rather formal looking within the confines of my embroidery machine.  I don't have the software to manipulate fonts and all that so I was limited in what I could do.  But, I think it turned out well--here it is:

As a work in progress...Hooping.  Yuck!

We didn't have to name our homeschool.  It does seem silly after all, but somehow or other it became the Academy on the Hill.   We didn't have a graduation ceremony either.  Our family went out for a special dinner at a very nice local restaurant.  Dd's younger siblings each made her a card and after all of her parents' hard work over the years (we've homeschooled since kindergarten), she got a diploma and lots of special memories over the years (I hope).  Her brother has put in a request for a diploma made from wood...Thank goodness that isn't MY challenge because I would fail that one!  I do feel sorry for dh having to come up with that in a few years!


MushyWear said...

Congratulations to you and your DD! The diploma is fantastic!

Joanna said...

I love it! I know she'll cherish it and keep it; it is so much better than a plain ol' paper one!

Linda said...

Glad you posted this after telling me about it last week at ASG. This is such a cool idea!

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