Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monogrammed Dishtowel

One of the bad things about not having the same last name as your spouse is that it's difficult to monogram things because you have different initials. Fortunately for me, M is one of my initials and W is one of Chuk's. I found a great font (Algerian) that looks good both as a W and as an M, depending on how it's turned.

I'm practicing the satin stitch by monogramming a set of dishtowels. This is my first time using the technique; normally, I back stitch everything. Clearly, I need a lot of practice, but I have several more to do, so hopefully by the final one I'll get the hang of it. I also want to add more detail so it's more like the original font, which is partially outlined.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Hi Meghan! That is adorable and I love that you can use it either way!

    This weekend was LONG... It started with no work on Thursday/Friday due to a blizzard.
    We were landlocked until Saturday when we decided to venture out for lunch and some shopping... even my hubby wanted to shop so you know we were going stir crazy. Today we went to my Uncles surprise birthday party which was nice. After this past weekend I am so looking forward to SPRING!
    Have a great week

  2. Ooooh, someone else who does needlework?? I thought I was one of the rare women under, oh, 80 who did this. I think it looks great! You've inspired me to dig my projects out of the box from our move...

  3. I only have done a tiny bit of embroidery (too impatient), but it is wonderful handwork and I want to do more. I love your M/W. It's got great texture and I love blue.

    This weekend was hectic for me. Lots of socializing (which is fun but we're either taking kids along or arranging babysitting) and also renovating an apartment. I don't feel refreshed for my week, but next weekend I'm going to a women's retreat ALONE.


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