Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Shirt

Well, Folks, I said I would make a shirt and did. The material was about the only choice at the time for some thing that could be considered masculine.
    It started last month when I made a sissy bar for Sharon's bike and then decided to make a pad for the sissy bar. So we bought me a little sewing machine but not knowing much about the machine, I decided to make a shirt to become familier with the machine. So we got a McCalls pattern and some pepper material, and I proceeded. I did not speak Pattern language so Sharon translated the language into understandable Redneck. She gave me some pointers but I did the sewing, and lo, and behold, a shirt came out of it.
     Counting the cost of the machine, pattern, thread, and material, the shirt wound up costing about 100 dollars. If I do more then the cost will come down, but it is not cheap to make your own clothes.
     Let's see if I can show you a picture.
Yup. There it is. Sharon calls it "Busy".

Monday, June 6, 2011

next project

Well, I have a sewing machine, a bunch of material, and a shirt pattern so the next undertaking will be to teach myself how to make a shirt. I have kin folk that sew, so I can ask for pointers along the way.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Recent stuff, Denver, Afgan

Well, some time ago Sharon won a vacation and we chose Denver Colorado from the choices offered. There were several places but, Denver it was. We went, and stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Downtown Denver. The first thing we noticed in downtown Denver was parking isn't  free.
      We rode a steam train, toured a silver mine, saw Elitch Gardens, the aquairium and the Denver mint.
Also the zoo. Had a pretty good time. Ate some good food. Came home.
      My second flag afgan is finished and is just like the first, but this one is for Mom who asked for it.
Oh, we drove to denver in a car so it wasn't nearly as much fun as it could have been.