Sunday, August 28, 2011

Shopping and We Survived Candlestick!

As most of you know, I am an Oakland Raider fan.  Last weekend, my husband and I went to watch them play at Candlestick. On our way to San Francisco, I stopped off at a few shops looking for a wire dress form. Not to make clothes but to use to hang my completed projects on. SCORE.. she is exactly what I was looking for.

Isn't she pretty??

On to the game. It is so funny to watch 49er and Raider fans tailgate together.  We have gone to this match up several times but this time, the crowd was a bit rougher. We left at start of third quarter-Thank GOD.. after the game, they had 2 people shot and 1 person got beat up in a restroom.  And everyone seems to think this only happens in Oakland... NOT...  I just hope the Raider season is better this year.. I should make shirts that say "I survived Candlestick"

Sorry for crappy picture quality. Took with my phone.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Project Board

I found this ugly board in the clearance area at Home Goods while shopping with my sister, Miltie. It is HOT Pink and Bright Green. If is made of foam not cork. The frame had a ding in it but I fixed it with some wood filler. Not perfect but you can hardly see it.

I got it for a dollar! I had to take a picture just to prove it.  I was practically dancing in the isle. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to paint the frame black and put a fairly simple fabric on it. I actually want to put a crazy fun fabric on it but thought it would be too hard to see anything pinned to it.

I wrapped the fabric around. I was going to attach with glue but decided to use painters tape instead. This way when I am tired of this fabric, it will be easy to remove and will be usable for another project.

I will be able to pin up drawings of projects or patterns I am working on.
Now I just have to put it up on the wall. It is just sitting on my sewing desk right now.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day at the Lake

Been so busy this summer with work, that we haven't been able to find the time to go to the lake. Well, left work early to spend the day at the lake with my husband and one of our sons.  School starts tomorrow so hardly anyone was on the lake today.

He is making sure I don't get run over while I try to get my Fat Butt on the tube..

My turn to pull them. I love whipping them around...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sweat Shop is closed!

Well, the Sweat Shop is finally closed.  I finally finished all of the jerseys.  It went much faster since I used both of my embroidery machines side by side. My son, Chuck, came by and came into my sewing room.  He just said "REALLY". I cracked up and took a picture to see how he saw it.....

Pretty funny when you look at it from this point of view!

Well, now that this big project is finished, I can work on FUN stuff now.  I have some projects that I have been wanting to get done. A few baby gifts, a few totes and slings, and some Hallowen projects... I purchased some new fabric that was delivered two weeks ago and some more that is coming in Tues. Can't wait to see the UPS guy. Don't you just love your UPS guy?