I've just finished weaving a group of hangings, and it's time to make labels for them. I like to do these on an old Bernina. It has a simple alphabet function, nothing fancy, just one basic font. But the input is fiddly, and test sew-outs are in order to be sure no spelling errors creep in. These sew-outs take on a life of their own. They look like little palimpsests. The tails of rayon embroidery threads curl up every which way. I am easily entertained.