Have Sewing Machine, Will Travel
Not all the sewing I do is apparel . . .
About a week or two ago, the athletic director came to me to give me the updates for the school's athletic banners that hang in the gymnasium, which need to be done by Friday for the Awards Banquet. They're the old school felt kind with patches for each year a tournament has been won or with spaces for names of players who have exhibited excellence both on and off the court. Last year I made 5 new banners, and this year I we needed two more, plus new patches. I forgot to get a picture of the big eagle mascot I did for last year, but I'll try to get one on Friday.
Today I took the machine to school to make up another banner and get the patches sewn on two old ones during my "spare time"(yeah right, after sending my yearbook staff off to study hall or the gym!). Here's one of the banners that needs a patch. I cut out and apply all the numbers or letters to the patch and then apply the patches. For the small patches the numbers are stitched on, for name banners I use Heat n Bond. There's no way I'm sewing hundreds of 3" letters to banners!
I get my felt from The Felt People, and I always order the nice grade 100% wool felt. It's really nice to work with - never causing a problem with my machine or shifting in weird ways. Because it's felt, it doesn't fray, either!
Parting Shots: I don't care if winter isn't over here in New Hampshire, I'm wearing my spring dress anyway! Black tights, sweater and scarf help to make this a little more weather friendly. I brought the other camera home tonight, so my fashion photographer (the 6 year old) is back in business! I couldn't decide which one to post, so here they both are: