Aunt Rheeta has fallen in love with my Brother Quattro.
What a fabulous time we have had with my dear Aunt Rheeta. She and her little apricot poodle, Molly, visited us here in Florida to escape the bitter Indiana winter and do a little sewing. As it happened, she did more than a little. In fact, my sewing room was like a sweat shop. She accomplished so much! Having an in-house sewing buddy was such fun.
We worked together, with most of the design arrangement done by me and most of the sewing done by her. She is no newcomer to machine embroidery, only new to my Brother Quattro which she loved.
Rheeta has several major projects under her belt, including a spectacular embroidered linen communion cloth for her church, an exquisitely embroidered Bible cover and more.
Her primary goal was to finish high school graduation gifts for her granddaughter Alexa, a rising freshman at Texas A & M. Rheeta’s first project was the requisite college fleece throw in school colors.
Edges are finished with a 3-thread wide serge. We didn’t worry about the wrinkles as the blanket was soon be packed tightly into her over packed suitcase for the trip home to Indiana.
The embroidery is Applique Market’s College Double Applique Alphabet. As you can see, Rheeta used only the outline. I love this versatile collection which comes with letters in
Since her acceptance letter, Alexa has dressed her 4 lb. dog in a tiny, maroon, Texas A & M shirt. Certainly, she will be pleased with this fleece blanket.
Rheeta’s granddaughter is, indeed, Princess of Quite a Lot of Laundry!