My oldest Granddaughter graduates from Air Force basic training Thursday. I got her a world atlas and I really wanted to make a cover for it with "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" on the cover. So I started off with peltex, fabric and stencil letters. First off the letters ended up to big so I cut it down to "Places to go" then it was impossible to applique the letters to just the fabric so I went ahead and ironed both inside and outside fabrics to the peltex so it was stabilized. Then my machine decides it's not all that fond of the peltex and the letters just looked awful. So then I decide I can use pellon fleece instead of the peltex. I tried to satin stitch the front, fleece and back around the edges and that really turned out crappy. Now that I've gone thru a yard and a half of Walmart fabric I'm going to just give her the atlas.
I don't get to go to her graduation either. It's outside, in July in San Antonio Texas. I just can't take that kind of heat and sun anymore.