12 April, 2013

Initially Speaking...


When it comes to monogrammed children's clothing these items typically are so uniquely personalized that there is little that can be done with them when they're outgrown... usually they can't be handed down to friends or family unless the initials are the same. This is a non-issue with items monogrammed for Lynnleigh (these two onesies, shown here) or for big brother Gregory. My daughter in law is saving every little thing that bears their name or initials for a someday quilt to be composed of patches from their personalized baby and childhood clothing. Clever. Imagine how much I love that idea!

While I had the embroidery module attached this past week I monogrammed a couple of super cute cotton knit dresses for Lucy Ann too, she'll make these look adorable! My daughter doesn't have plans to construct anything from personalized clothing and that's always been a distant concern in the back of both of our minds: "we wish we knew what could be done with monogrammed clothes once they're too small...". That thought hasn't ever been so great that it stopped me from monogramming for her, but it does feel limiting. Anyway... a few months ago I was in a quilt class displaying Lucy Ann's Picture Play quilt for show and tell and a class member told me that she had a baby granddaughter whose name was also Lucy Ann! I was so surprised. You can imagine my amazement when I learned that her Lucy Ann has the same last initial as our Lucy Ann! My first thought: "would she be interested in "inheriting" monogrammed items"? She told me that she thought her granddaughter's family would love that. My daughter thought this was one terrific solution too! And so, I delivered the first load of personalized clothing from our Lucy Ann to hers last month! There will be lots more where those came from! 
For Lucy Ann now... and later on too!
Life is Good!


5 comments:

Janet O. said...

Solutions for both families--and both are wonderful. Win/win!

Janet said...

The personalized quilt is a wonderful idea! I'm sure it will be adorable too, especially when done by Nana!

Carol said...

Oh those are just wonderful! Love them!

Brenda Hanes said...

Our Lucy Ann and her family just love the monogrammed clothes! How special that two Lucy Anns can enjoy your beautiful embroidery. Thank you so much!

Becky said...

I am (the younger) Lucy Ann's mom & want to say a huge THANK YOU! We are loving the new-to-us monogrammed clothes. She's already worn a pair of the bloomers a few times! Hope to catch a picture soon & share with you. Thanks again!! -Becky