Saturday, August 05, 2006

Yesterday I actually did shop till I dropped. I took the children in the morning and we went to two stores. Did you know an 8 year old boy can take almost 1 hour to try on tennis shoes and make up his mind? It took him longer to pick one pair of shoes then it took Captain Kitty and I to pick all the clothes we tried on and bought. After the General got off work he and I went shopping alone at four stores. Did you know I hate to shop?

At 1:30 a.m. Captain Cool called for me to come pick him up. He was finally home. His week in Santo Domingo went great. He and I stayed up until after 3 a.m. talking. Sometimes he and I have our moments, but I missed him and it was nice to have him home.

Today I refused to leave the house. I finished up some sewing. I finished the four pieces I have been working on. I embroidered a jacket. I thought this was an interesting tip that may help some one. A woman called the other day, she had gotten my name and number from my favorite sewing shop. She had scorched a very nice suit jacket with an iron. They suggested she ask me to embroidery over the place. The jacket already had tone on tone embroidery aroudn the cuffs. I took a similar design and changed it to match the shape of the embroidery already on the jacket, took thread that matched the color of the jacket and did an embroidery on the back to mimick the sleeves and cover the spot.

Scorched spot on jacket back.

Fixed with embroidery.

Sew Long for Now!


Lisa said...

That is just too cool! By the way, I hate shopping too (unless it's thrifting).

I like your wallet.

lindiepindie said...

What a neat trick! I'm sure she was very happy.

I don't get to shop much more than the grocery store. These days, if I want anything, I get it online. I'm so ignorant about these things, but I would have thought an 8 year old homeschool boy wouldn't care that much about style! Well, I've learned something here...