Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
| ~Madeleine L'Engle
Sunday, December 16, 2012
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STAY is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.
~ Louisa May Alcott
The time in New Zealand is coming to an end, and Mandy needed some parting gifts for a few of the many kind people she has met along the way. 1. Lilo's linen napkin with the brown ribbon comes from Embroidery Arts. I couldn't find a font that I liked in the software, so I took the Middle M from the Empire font, then reduced the size of the other letters, using the middle option so that they did not lean. She uses four letters, so I had to do a little research on ways to do a four letter monogram. 2. Toni's towel is from Williams Sonoma, and I used a soft cotton on the bottom border. The font is Art Deco from Embroidery Arts and is accented in bright blue and black. 3. Jodene's towel is linen with a simple manuscript font from the Artista software. I used a step fill on this one because of the size of the F. 4. Hope's black linen towel is Empire, a long time favorite. 5. I had to play around with the circle monogram. Lorna is the her friend's first name, but the L did not look right on the left side of the circle. I put her husband's name first, and the final effect is much more pleasing to the eye.
I hate to see their adventure end, but I am so glad that they will be home soon.