It’s been almost three years since the first embroidered name was added to my grandmother’s tablecloth-turned-guestbook.
But I pulled it out again last weekend when we had some neighbors over for coffee on Sunday afternoon.
And I’ve been embroidering the new names in spare moments throughout the week (e.g. while waiting in the preschool pickup line or watching Buck on netflix).
After all, I want it done and washed and ready for Thanksgiving when my family will all be here again. I wonder how much bigger those little hands have gotten.
Some people leave simple marks.
Some get more ornate.
And some add messages along with their name. (Oh, how I was tempted to use Viking purple on this Packers fan’s note!)
Those who come back after their first visit have options. They can sign again elsewhere.
Or they can add something to their original spot. (Note the three different colors?)
Or I can add something to their original spot for them. Either whatever strikes my fancy…
…or something that aligns with their interests.
Once I’m done with the names, using the same color floss, I also add a little note somewhere along the border, recording the date and event.
Hmm, looking at the photo above, I notice two things:
- We sure eat raclette a lot when we have friends over. (Makes for an easy peasy dinner party when you don’t have to worry about cooking the food before the guests arrive.)
- I need to get better about remembering to pull this out! There are so many times I forgot! Including two other times this week alone!
So if you ever come over to my house for a meal, and you don’t see this on the table under all the dishes, REMIND ME TO GO GET IT! : )