Maybe a year or so ago, I saw some napkins embroidered like these. I copied, pasted and printed out the idea and put it in my inspiration folder. Well I was going through it a couple of weeks ago and decided to just do it! I found these really pretty green 100% cotton napkins at the PX for $2.5 each. The embroidery is done on my Pfaff. And in case you can't read it, they say Eat Drink and Be Merry
They were easy to make but it did take 30 minutes each napkin. My thread broke several times and the bobbin ran out several times right in the middle of a word. Also, the feed dogs didn't move the fabric fast enough a couple of times so some letters got written on top of others. So these aren't something I would sell (not that it was even something I had wanted to do) but still good enough for a Christmas present.
The ones I had seen (on etsy? flickr? I didn't save the persons info) were on linen colored napkins with red thread which I would have preferred but this was the only color my PX had at the time.
After telling the girls to put ion their night-night diapers 15 times, they came out with them on.... just like I said. I should have specified which end.
oh and look! Ava has no pants on!