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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The road to dementia is paved with the letter "L".

No photo today, only whine.

Mark and I recently bought a new bed. Of course, if you're going to have a new bed, you also need new bedding. Part of my plan included a monogrammed boudoir pillow. I figured I could embroider the monogram myself, which would make it all the more special. Plus, Mark and I share the same exact initials, so I could get away with just one pillow.

The pillow cover arrived from eBay last weekend. I was anxious to work on it, but I didn't have time until yesterday to start. I opened Photoshop, almost immediately found the font that I wanted to use and designed the monogram. Tonight, I was ready to print it out and transfer it on to the pillow. I was a little nervous because it was the first time I used my transfer pen. I had to be sure than everything lined up just right.

I printed out the monogram in reverse and traced over it with my pen. I then cut it out and began to line it up on my pillow cover. I measured over and over again to make certain it was centered and I pinned it on the pillow cover. I then went upstairs to use the iron.

After a few swipes with the iron, I lifted the paper to find that my transfer came out perfect. I proceeded downstairs to start embroidering.

As I was admiring my handiwork, I paused for a moment. Something didn't look right. Then, it hit me.

MRL...

Melissa Ann Ross

MRL...

Mark Alan Ross


WHO IN THE HELL HAS THE INITIALS MRL??

I had typed MRL instead of MRA. The only reason I could think of is that somehow my brain short-circuited and factored Lauren into the equation. I looked at that monogram for two freakin' days, and I never realized it was wrong until it was too late. The pen is permanent, so there's no do over. Stupid pillow cover cost me $15 with shipping too.

I think I'll just call it a night.

2 comments:

Mark Ross said...

You got it wrong again.
Not MRA
It's MAR

I still love you anyway.

m+m=l said...

When monogramming, the first letter of the last name goes in the middle and is usually larger in size to show emphasis.

I still love you anyway too.