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Pat,

Hi, and welcome!  Smile

I have made something for towels in the past...not a monogram, though.  I (sort of) designed and stitched a couple's name onto special cross stitch fingertip towels (that had an aida insert) for a wedding gift.  Smile  It's in the photo albums here:
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/photos/view/3314/carl-amp-diana
(The picture in the photo albums is not from an actual towel, so it looks way better than the real thing did, IMO.  The aida cloth portion of the fingertip towels was very thin and flimsy, and though the finished product looked fine - from the front, anyway - it was not as nice as the plain old aida cloth in the picture.)

This design is from a fairly long time ago.  From what I recall, I used an alphabet book that I'd purchased, so I put the elements together on the computer first, in a rudimentary program that didn't handle a lot of the back stitch, then printed it out, added what was needed by hand, and stitched the towels from the amended charts.  I don't remember if I designed the hearts-behind-the-ampersand thing...it's way too long ago and I lost all of my cross stitch books in a flood, so I have no way to say which book the letters even came from, let alone being able to see if I designed the heart design or if it was from a book.  Frown

Just a thought...how about using some free alphabets that are available online to help with your monogram design?  Smile  Here's one link I found with a whole bunch to start with (if these don't work out for what you have in mind, undoubtedly there are others Smile):
http://www.better-cross-stitch-patterns.com/cross-stitch-alphabet-patterns.html

Hope that helps!  Smile

Meanwhile, I love your idea for sewing the fabric to the towel.  At the time, I had bought special fingertip towels, and to be honest, they really left a lot to be desired.  Frown  My ends still showed, for one thing, as there was no backing for the cross stitched section of the towels.  Frown  And though you technically could use waste canvas to stitch the monograms on, your ends would still show on the backs of the towels that way.  Frown  I think the idea of a little canvas on the towels could be accomplished very nicely and look far better than stitching with waste canvas ever could!  Smile  What a brilliant idea it is to sew the finished pieces onto the towels...LOL, where were you back around 1995, and can you please travel back in time and tell me to do that?!  Wink  Seriously, how much nicer would the entire presentation have been if there had been a choice of towel colors and sizes (instead of white and fingertip only), and the design could have been stitched comfortably onto aida or linen?!  Wow!

I posted one FREE sewing (applique) book for Kindle for today...grab it before it's gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/


I posted one FREE crochet book for Kindle for today...grab it before it's gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/

I posted one FREE crochet book for Kindle for today...grab it before it's gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/

Sherry,

I'm so glad to hear the fabric paint works!  What a great find...and once again, you're a genius!  Kiss  I would tend to use that, then, in dots regularly spaced along the bottom of a rug.  (It's too bad they don't sell the fabric paint in huge containers, but because it would be too expensive to paint all over the bottom of a rug, I would definitely use dots instead.)

That's also an ingenious solution for the eyes.  I use beads...but I don't make stuffed toys for children, so I don't have to worry about eyes being bitten off and becoming a choking hazard.

Though I'm thinking of using the mini patterns from the Kindle freebie the other day (mini menagerie, I think it was called...I hope you got it while it was still free?  Not sure if it is today, sigh), and making a small toy for the kitty.  I'd love to see her curled up, holding a stuffed animal!  Kiss  Of course, beads definitely wouldn't work for eyes...it would have to be fabric paint, because I don't like embroidering eyes on...they always turn out too wonky.  Yell  One side will be lower or higher, or one eye will be wider and one will be narrower.  It's just easier to use beads...but of course, not with a cat.  Cry  Big time choking hazard!

I'd be afraid the white school glue would wash off...but you're right, just about anything is better than what they use on the store mats.  Yell

They almost deteriorate when you just look at them!  Wink

So you just leave beans out at room temperature to dry...is that it?  Smile  Would it work for green beans?  I would love dried green beans!  Or would they have to be dried in a dehydrator to make them into good snacks?

Awww, that's so sweet that your granddaughter will be nearby!  I'm sure you won't let them starve, either.  Kiss

Is this a baby or adult sweater?  Thankfully, there are so many free patterns available for things like that!  I usually try Garnstudio and Lion Brand.

LOL, I probably would have made a tiny beaded picnic basket if I'd thought of it...or some kind of basket (LOL, what kind of basket did LRRH carry?)...but I really didn't think of it.  I also had left the doll in the package so she could take it out, and sent the cape with the pics, so she could see what it was (I figured she'd know, but in case, I included pics!).  Since the giraffe was held in the doll's arms with those clear bands, I think she said she left them on, so it was a good thing the doll had a cape, that the giraffe didn't have to be removed!

Argh, I still haven't finished the candy corn cap!  Yell  I had so many days when I had bad headaches, so I haven't worked as much on it.  Embarassed  I'll still finish it, even late...who says you have to wait for Halloween to dress your pets, right?  Laughing  I suspect her little head will be dragging on the floor, in protest of wearing the cap, though.  Wink
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