It has been driving me crazy every time I host a dinner party at my house where I use the "fancy" napkins that I have a whole pile of nice linen napkins I don't ever use because, ahem, they are embroidered with an initial that I no longer have. So what to do with napkins that have an embroidery you don't like anymore? Or a stain? Or a hole? Well, you find some excuse to slap some fabric on them of course! I was trimming off the embroidery the other day in hopes that my mom could embroider something new on them, but the threads were embroidered so thick that the area just wasn't strong enough anymore. Then I had a major ah ha moment in which i exclaimed "birds!". I have a bird obsession lately you see. Bird fabrics, bird pillows on the bed, stuffed bird patterns downloaded off the internet... really, the list goes on. So appliqueing birds onto my napkins made perrrrrfect since. I found a kind of stylized bird image on the internet, cut them out of some moda charm squares I had and stuck them on (over where the initials used to be) with some steam-a-seam 2 and voila! So, the big question is... do I leave them as a kind of stylized bird or do they just really need feet? I'm going to stitch around the edges with a buttonhole stitch too, but have to decide the foot thing first. I'm just not sure, help a girl out will ya?