A while back I had a brilliant idea that I could embroidery my initials on some napkins.
I have these gorgeous vintage napkins just crying out for a monogram:
I should add in advance that I’m pretty average at embroidery, and have never done initials.
Did that stop me at all?
There are beginner, average, experienced, and expert sewers and embroiders, and then there are people like me, who’s skill level should be rated as ‘rash’. Of course I forged ahead.
First, I drew my initials. Of course I practiced beforehand. My sketchpad looks like a silly highschool girls journal.
Then I attempted a satin stitch.
Despite my lack of experience, the L came out pretty well on my trial fabric.
So, with half an accomplishment, I took time to admire what I had created, and to anticipate how fabulous it was going to look on my finished napkins.
First off, my ‘O’ wasn’t as good as my L
Then the actual napkin fabric was much looser in weave, so wouldn’t embroider nicely.
So I gave up.
Oh well, I’m going to have to leave the embroidery to the experts, like Madame Ornata.
I guess rash doesn’t always work as a skill level.