I saw this idea posted on the Sew, Mama, Sew forum (http://bluebirdstudio.blogspot.com/2009/05/papa-kerchief.html ) and knew it would be the perfect gift for my mother’s husband for Father’s Day. My kids call him Pepere John. My son wrote his full name and I taught my three year old to write just the “J.” The kids wrote on the handkerchiefs with their washable markers and then I embroidered over the marker and washed. The marker came right out. Pepere John is the perfect recipient of this gift because he actually uses handkerchiefs on a routine basis. I think he liked them and the kids were very proud.