I've finished the embroidery on 3 napkins.
I don't think I'll be able to finish the fourth one today (and I'm so close) because I'm about out of thread and don't want to drive into town after a skein of floss. Gas is just too expensive. I'll just pick some up on my way home from work tomorrow.
I picked up a package of these napkins stamped and ready for embroidery at the thrift store for $1.95. The original sticker price was $9.50. They were stamped for embroidery and have serged edges. According to the directions - after embroidery they are ready for use.
I tried to keep my embroidery on the back neat. Well, that's REALLY neat for me. But, I don't think I like the napkins with all that embroidery showing on the back and I really don't like the serged edges either. So I was thinking about adding a solid white backing. I think the napkins will look more elegant that way - no serged edges; no embroidery back showing. These will be a Christmas gift for my daughter.
What do you think?
And since I don't have enough embroidery thread to finish my napkins I stamped some pillowcase cuffs with HIS and HERS. When finished I will store them in the hope chest for my granddaughter along with the Double Wedding Ring quilt I made her.
Strange thing...notice how there is a vine under the HIS that goes along the edge of the pillowcase? It's not there for HERS. I looked at the package again and see it's not in the example on the envelope either. I tried to fit the vine in the same space as HERS but it didn't fit so the letters must be a little bigger on HERS. Very strange. Wish I had noticed before I had HIS all stamped. Well, it will give my granddaughter something to wonder about in the future when she receives the gifts.
Are you slow stitching on something today?