Upstairs and downstairs update: While out and about looking for Big Night favors this weekend, I ended up at one of my favorite local craft stores – Hobby Lobby. My mom and I spent close to two hours walking up and down aisles full of inspiration and ideas for me. But what I walked out of there with were flour sack tea towels, coral colored embroidery floss, a sewing hoop, disappearing ink pen and needles. Yep, new hobby commence!
After a brief stitching tutorial from my mom (and the internet) I forged ahead creating my very own hand embroidered monogram tea towels. As I finished my first one, I thought to myself how proud my Grandpa Dreiling would have been. You see, this was once a hobby of his back in the day (along with his woodworking). I even have my own set of days-of-the-week towels that he embroidered years ago.
I’ve totally been bit by the bug and now I can’t stop. After my trial towel, I went on to create more unique monogram styles to replicate and even went back and got more thread colors.
After I mastered my own insignia, I decided to forge ahead and create towels for my sisters with their initials while enjoying my Sunday evening on the couch watching my shows.
I was also able to enjoy a toasty fire, a little vino and a delicious oven-roasted chicken thanks to my fabulous husband. Not too shabby!
Now that the week is in full swing, I think I will scour a few stores and drawers for other things that I can monogram. Like these: