Olivia is at day camp this week (for the whole month actually). They swim Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and I have already discovered the problem with camp/school/day care and kids... keeping track of their stuff.
So I picked up this $5 towel at Target and appliqued her name on it and added bias stripes as ties (approximately 30" long). I just made two ties and stitched them at the half-way point on the towel.
And then you can roll it up and tie it into this little number.
Here are my instructions for doing appliques. Working on the terry towel can be a little more challenging than working on regular fabric, but after beating my machine into submission, it worked. :-)