Addictive in a good way....naturally! :) I know many of you are not into Machine Embroidery but that doesn't mean you can't appreciate the results...right? Right :)
I had a wedding shower to go to last Saturday and I knew I was going to be giving a gift card because the couple live out of state and they'll be moving soon...a gift card is just the right size and weight for travel. I still wanted to give them something fun to open at their shower. Check these out.....
I used Floriani threads because I love the way the colors have a shine that just pops the design. I didn't want hoop marks on the towels because I was them the same day so I used Floriani Perfect Stick stabilizer. I just hooped the stabilizer and positioned the towel, pressed it down and I was good to go.
Call me corney if you must...but I have always liked hand towels and kitchen towels that have a pretty design on them. I think they are sort of decadent....clearly not required....but fun and frivolous to have. Like kitchen / bathroom jewelry if you will.
What I'd like to know is how on earth anyone does Machine Embroidery without excellent tweezers and a pair of very fine pointed and sharp scissors? I used my Famore Micro Fine Tweezers and my Dovo Embroidery Scissors to cut the fine threads from the back. All the other tweezers I own would not pull just one or two threads....and I needed to do that here and there....so I'm thinking if anyone who doesn't have a pair of Famore Micro Fine Tweezers needs to get some lickity split....no kidding. By the way, if you do order them from IHAN and decide you don't think they are the bomb I'm telling you they are....I'll refund your money along with paying the shipping too. The tweezers were great to get that little bit of stabilizer off the back in the tiny spaces too.
Switching topics here....I've gotten a lot of e-mails asking how the Flamingos are doing. They are just fine and in the same place that I showed you last time. When the folks who own them get around to moving them...I'll be sure to get another photo to update everyone. I was thinking about sneaking over there and doing something funny with them to give the owners some pleasure and humor....but then I was afraid it might not be the best thing to do....I'd be trespassing....so I didn't.
While tutoring at my co-workers school last week, a little girl wanted to show me the book she had just written. I asked to take a pix and she let me.....and since it isn't identifiable....I'm posting photos here to share with you a few moments of joy and humor that was written by a 9 year old little girl.