Thursday, December 10, 2009
My sister Jodi called last week and asked if I could help her out on her neighbor gifts for Christmas. She wants to put together a package with pancake mix and syrup. I think she saw something similar either in the Land's End or LL Bean catalogs. The bags in the catalog had a monogram on them. Jodi was hoping for the last name. I initially told her that I couldn't do the names, they would be too long for the bag. I had searched for a font that would work for the bags. I decided at the last minute to stitch out the entire last name. It was a little difficult to keep the bag out of the way of the needle. If I had oodles of time and desire, I would have taken the bags apart to embroider then stitch them back together. That would have made things easier. I usually press the items before I embroider but somehow I missed that step yesterday. The Christmas pine letters came from Sonia Showalter Designs. The rest of the name is a font called Melody from 8 Claws and a Paw.com. The letters don't quite look like they match but they both are the same font. Now all I have to do is to find a box and get them in the mail for Jodi.