Thursday, October 30, 2008

M-N-M-L

My friend and soon-to-be ex-coworker, now personal chef to the luckiest of families who hire her services, asked me to help her with a sewing project a couple of weeks ago. Her mother and three aunts are coming for a visit to Chicago in November and Melissa wants to provide them with a special personalized touch during their stay. Ever the hostess, she asked me to help her put together these beauties for each of the women.

Just your basic towel and a letter-cut-out made of fabric that was fitting to each individual. I used a zig-zag stitch to secure them to the towel and am hoping they don't unravel once used! I basted the letters to the towels before sewing so that they would stay somewhat in place while I sewed...which was a feat in itself.

While I don't think I'll be opening up a towel business any time soon, it was good experience on the old machine with a new texture I haven't worked with in the past. I hope that Melissa's special guests feel pampered during their stay. With personalized towels and home cooked goodness from their host, I'm sure they'll have a wonderful vacation!

16 comments:

Jen said...

Wow, Melissa really does go all out. Maybe after the personal chef business, she should open a bed and breakfast.

Melissa said...

Jen - trust me, the idea's been put out there! :) Actually, there happens to be an adorable lodge for sale right by the Peak, Sarah...Steve and I think the four of us should go in on it together. ;)

Thanks so much for the sweet shout-out and for the BEAUTIFUL towels. I can't wait to see the ladies' expressions when they receive them! You are SO talented, Sarah.

VeggieAmanda said...

You did a great job, they look professional. Great idea for a gift!

affectioknit said...

I love those towels - what a good idea!

Baba said...

Great Job on the towels! I'm sure they will love them. A towel of your own just makes one feel more secure which is a nice feeling to conjure when you are away from home.

Amy said...

I think they look great. You're a good friend! And I want to vacation at her house...

Amylouwho said...

Great Idea! I may have to do a big monogram on the hooded towel I'm making for my baby. Cute cute.

Paige said...

Lovely! They look awesome.

The Lindahl News said...

Yet another notch to add to the side of the sewing machine for another stitching project success!

EEEE-ha!!

Sarah H said...

I'm impressed! Terrycloth is hard enough, not to mention appliqu├ęs.
(The clue apparently is Wonder-under, that should make the sewing easier.)
And what a hostess too!

jeannie said...

Melissa, the North Park neighborhood NEEDS a bed and breakfast. Seriously. Now that the Purple Hotel is gone, NPU and NIU parents have no place to stay PLUS extended family members. The folks who I've always relied upon to put up my relatives and friends in their "informal" B&B have moved. There is really a need here.

You could probably negotiate hard and get 5356 N Sawyer.

Swedish Colombian said...

Man, I can't believe the two of you! So clever and talented - I sure am lucky to call you friends!!
Thanks for sharing your great ideas and workmanship.

vanessa said...

what a nice idea. they look amazing!

Ann-Marie said...

I just saw these in person on Saturday night, and they are so beautiful! Nice work, Sarah. You should definitely sell your wares!

Anonymous said...

someone bought us burp cloths for Micah that had an M on them. They were not cheap, and I am sure the crafty-person is making a fortune....i think there is a business here for you!

Micahs Dad, Kyle Small

Karen said...

yikes! This looks tricky...