As the week for *P* was approaching in Monogram Monday, I couldn't help but think of who I was before my husband shared his surname with me at our wedding.
You see, I was born a Parkinson, and though it's not been my name in well over two decades, I'm still rather fond of it.
So, this Monday, as I was stitching *P* onto my Sampler...
...I thought how nice it would be to stitch another P, in celebration of who I was before Mr E whisked me away in matrimony. And I do mean 'whisked' as we had only known each other five months before we exchanged vows at the altar!
Anyhow, I thought about myself as a person, and what reflects me best in my role as 'Mrs Reynolds nee Parkinson'.
That's the truest answer.
It's what I loved before marriage, and what I still love. Being in my kitchen and cooking.
So I took a new, freshly laundered red checked tea towel, and added my *P*...
For a touch of the girl I once was, I also used red spotted ribbon, adding a bow and a white vintage button.
This tea towel will never see a dish, believe me.
Better displayed hanging over my red mixer...
...to protect it from the dust that blows in through the kitchen window.
So quick, so simple, so wonderfully nostalgic.
I stitched the *P* with my last little length of red Perle #12 thread.
I love Perle #12! It glides through fabrics like the linen of my tea towel.
These tiny strands were all I had left once I'd finished...
But I do have a few other colours...
...and I do have more new tea towels, freshly laundered.
They'd be perfect gifts, don't you think?
I'll leave you today with a photo of the flowers Mr E gave me for Mother's Day on Sunday 12th.
My beloved is full up with Blossom's cold this week.
It seems I escaped it.
Have a wonderful week,