campers’ delight

design, family, inspiration, sewing

The lovely ladies at the Flying Needle Quilt Guild in Calgary hosted Bill for a workshop in May. At the end of the workshop they generously gave him camp towels with each of our names embroidered on them along with a maple leaf so we would remember our Canadian friends.

We were so thrilled to receive these gifts because we love to camp and are generally outdoorsy types. If you’re not a camper, these microfiber towels are great for travel as they dry in a flash and are extremely compact to pack. Having them personalized with machine embroidery eliminates the “Which towel is mine?” problem as well. We don’t have machines with embroidery functions but it’s got me thinking about the idea of hand embroidering (or embroidering with a simple satin stitch in my machine) things that you wouldn’t think to personalize such as umbrellas, sleeping bag stuff sacks, and gear bags. Even a single-letter monogram might help me find my black umbrella in the sea of black umbrellas on a coat rack. Thanks Flying Needle!

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