I know most of my readers are from the South, but for those of you who aren’t, we have a thing about monogramming here….
So it should really come as no surprise that I have a friend who does just that: monogramming. InStitches Designs is owned and operated by my friend, Jennifer McMenemy. I had run across her designs before but what REALLY inspired me to interview her was this picture of herself and her daughter, Ellie Grace:
I knew I had to have this dress, or one like it, for my own daughter: Lily Kate. (We also have a thing for double names here, and using last names as first names… like my son, Bishop.)
In the process of interviewing Jen, I found out this is how she and her husband are raising funds for their adoption. You may remember another couple I interviewed, Stacy and Luke, who are adopting as well (http://www.bonfirefunds.com/fund/hope-for-noah/4309 – and by the way today is the last day to buy a t shirt). I’m so proud to have so many friends who are doing such a lovely thing.
Moving on… as I always get sidetracked… let’s be honest. Everyone has a need for a mongrammed or handmade item at some point in time. Whether it’s a friend having a baby, or dressing ones kids, I don’t know of anyone who couldn’t use one of these items. So, here is my interview with Jen about her Institches Designs: