Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A Birthday Gift for My Dad

My dad's birthday was Monday, so last week, I put my crafting brain to work. He, of course, insists that we shouldn't buy him presents, but he can't object too much to homemade things. 

I made these monogrammed handkerchiefs from the non-worn parts of a really nice cotton sheet that I got at the Goodwill.

The edges are finished with a rolled hem on my serger, and I did the embroidery in a backstitch with three threads of embroidery floss in royal purple (his favorite color).

The gift was a success, and he tells me he'll actually be using them, not just saving them for "good".  I was happy to hear that, since he's a pretty notorious saver of things.

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chicory cottage said...

sweet! i've got to figure out how to weave my dad some golf towels...perhaps with his favourite team logo?

Mary said...

Those are nice!!

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