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Behind The Monogram is a collection of blog posts about monograms, embroidery, smocking, and anything else that seems interesting at the moment. Follow along and learn interesting facts and also have a little fun.

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Appliqued Shirts

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Wow, I didn't realize it has been so long since I posted. Well, no time like the present! It is the middle of August here in south Georgia and it was 91 degrees outside today! Let's just say it was hot and muggy. My grandson had a birthday party this past Saturday and my daughter wanted me to applique shirts to give for the present. She found a great deal on shirts and told me it was a construction theme birthday. After looking through my MANY designs, I realized I didn't have any construction designs. So off to my favorite online designers I went.

Planet Applique

has great designs and I found two there that I liked. The third design is a Bible verse design from

Applique Corner

. They have great designs for the Christian Faith. Here is a finished picture of all three shirts. Please excuse the quality of the picture, it was taken in terrible lighting.

Even though, I stayed up to 1:00am stitching the appliques, I think it was worth it. They turned out great!

On a lighter note, what do you do when you find a flaw in a towel and it is too late to send it back to the manufacturer? Why, monogram it for my grandson, of course! Isn't this frog character hooded towel adorable with his name on it?

My grandson loves the character hood and the little triangle pockets for this hands. Really, the towel in way cuter than in the picture. You can find other adorable hooded towels at

The Polka Dot Store

Training Pants, Appliqued Gown, and Hens

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On the weekends I try to put work aside and do some creative thinking. I've been wanting to do some more applique and decided to applique a name on a baby gown. The font is called Julia and I found it

here

.

So, what do you think?

My next project was one my daughter asked me to do. My grandson is about to turn two and is potty training. The disposable pull-ups are great but expensive. Plus, Max thinks he is a really big boy when he wears big boy underwear. Katy saw something somewhere - probably Pinterest- where a mom sewed a panel of PUL fabric over the center panel on the underwear. The PUL helps keep any accidents from getting on clothes, etc. PUL stands for

polyester/polyurethane laminate. According to the 

Fabric.com

,  polyurethane is laminated to a 70 denier interlock fabric. PUL has the following characteristics: washable, waterproof, breathable, stretches, hypoallergenic, made in the U.S.A., and is solvent laminated. 

I'll let you know if my daughter likes them and if they work well for her son.

Another ongoing project at our house is our chickens. We have one rooster, Ricky, and six hens. They are quite the characters. Last week the hens started laying eggs. We have gotten almost two dozen eggs so far. The picture below is some of the first eggs that were laid.

We have three varieties of hens so we have different size eggs. The chickens follow me everywhere! I was loading the car today and left the drivers door open. When I went to get in the car, this is what I found!

My life is definitely interesting! It's Monday and so time to get back to work. I hope all of you have a great week. Please stop in and do some shopping at

The Polka Dot Store

where "Blessings Happen Every Day".