Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thwarted By A Cat

Way back when, a long time ago, like back in November, my daughter requested monogrammed towels for Christmas.  She didn't want just any towels, she wanted the top of the line plush bath sheets...and matching hand towels and washcloths.  I bought two sets, one for her, one for her husband, and set them aside to embroider in December.

Well, December came, and unbeknownst to me, the cat found the bag of towels.  This is what he did to them:
I broke my ankle before I was able to get to the store to replace them.  I guess that was Providential, since at Christmastime, my daughter added that she wanted a set for Penny, too.

I think it was March, before I made it back to Bed Bath & Beyond.  By then, the towels had been clearanced out, and replaced with a different brand.  A very helpful manager was able to track down two replacement towels for me, but washcloths and handtowels?  No longer available.

The next step was to try to figure out how to do angled monogramming.  I studied the manual and studied it some more.  It took me two hours this morning, but I finally got it right.  woohoo!  Then I picked up a washcloth, and found this:
 One of the remaining handtowels had this.  Doggone it, Watson!  I am SO glad we had you declawed!  This was actually not what pushed me over the edge.  It was the gouges in the new leather chairs that were the clincher.
 Anyway, back to today.  I have one complete undamaged set of towels purchased in November and March.  And I have figured out the program.
 Here is the towel...
Here is the washcloth and handtowel...
 And that's as far as I can go, until I go back to the store and invest in two more sets of towels, etc.  The goal is to have them finished and ready to deliver this Friday.
 Penny is here until then.  She has been keeping Gramma VERY busy.  Yesterday we had a welcome play date with another Grandma and her granddaughter.
 She has frequent feathered visitors, and I got this pretty cool shot as we sat watching the girls.
The only quilt-related exercise I've done has been to learn how to print a tiled photo on the printer.  My 4x6" photo translated quite easily to a 25 sheet printout.
Oh, and I also signed up for an online workshop with Katie Pasquini-Masopust, that begins in early July.  I am ready and willing to quilt, all I need is some time!  :)

1 comment:

Sewmuchfun said...

I am still trying to learn embroidery as well. They make it look so easy!