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Gracious Alive...Thanksgiving is upon us with Christmas knocking on our back door!

What's a girl to do FIRST?

I've got a list...

I'm checking it twice...

However...

I've gotta get my priorities straight and whip up something for ME...

FIRST!

I need a fabulous tote bag, to keep me organized while I get all my STUFF done...

Something that makes a statement, but won't break the BANK...

Christmas is nearing...after all!

I found this Super Cute Gray and Black Plaid Simple tote bag at my local Walmart...it's just the PERFECT size to carry around while I work on that LIST!

And since I want to make a statement...I'm gonna...

GO BIG OR GO HOME...with the 6” size of the Beautiful Vine Monogram from Baby Kay's Appliques!

It's Classic...it's Timeless and Simply Beautiful!

Let's get started...

I have prepped my 8x8 Full Fast Frame with sticky stabilizer and found the center of my design on the tote bag. The overall design size is approximately 6” tall X 7.5 “ wide...with almost 14,000 stitches. The Vine Monogram Font packs a serious PUNCH...but keeps the stitch count down!

I ask...How does Teresa do it?

Here she goes...

LOOK Mom...NO Hands!

ER...I mean...no Little Red Clippies...

AND...NO WSS either!

Embroidering on a tote bag like this one from Walmart warrants no special extras in stabilizers...just the sticky on my frame!

***Insert a Happy Dance for “saving” on stabilizers today!

I am SUPER in Love with this Gorgeous Vine Monogram and I am certain you will too!

Now...get out there and make one...or two...or 5 for yourself and get your shopping on!

How's that for MOTIVATION?

TOOLS OF THE TRADE...

-Vine Monogram Font (I used the 6” size)

-Fast Frame (I used the FULL 8x8 inch size)

-Perfect Stick Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-Thread (Exquisite Brand) RED#3015

-Tote Bag (Walmart)

-Water Soluble Pen for Marking Center of design

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