One of the faithful readers here is Elizabeth, a high school friend of mine. And I use the phrase "high school friend" loosely; a more accurate account would be "she was a senior when I was a 7th grader and I thought she was sophisticated and smart and pretty while I had a bad perm and braces." But then the world aligned just right so that we grew up to live in the same city, and we are actually friends, and (saints be praised!) I no longer have a bad perm.
And this whole story has basically no point at all, except to tell you that today’s WFMW tip comes straight from Elizabeth’s grandmother, and I wanted you to know about whom I was speaking. So techincally speaking, this doesn’t work for me, it works for her, but it’s such a cute idea I had to tell you anyway.
Where in the heck was I?
Ah yes, the tablecloth.
Elizabeth’s grandmother kept a white tablecloth on her dining room table. Whenever any guest would come over, she handed them a pen and had them sign the table cloth. Then every so often, she would go over their signature with a needle and thread, embroidering all her guest’s signatures right on to her table cloth. Is that the most fun keepsake you’ve ever heard of?
And hand-embroidering over a signature is NOT hard. It’s a simple up-and-down with the needle. If you can play connect the dots, you can teach yourself to embroider. This also helps.
Oh, and don’t forget to check BloggyGiveaways.com this week–there’s some really fun stuff over there!
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