Well hubby and I are on vacation in Williamsburg, VA. We have a timeshare and since this is a low-budget trip we decided to go here instead of our usual spot Las Vegas. Since we drove I brought along my sewing gear. First time I've ever taken it on vaca with hubby. Hubby stressed he wanted to rest on this vaca so it gave me plenty of sewing time. The kitchen counter in our suite is perfect for sewing and cutting. My projects were pre-cut and bagged with notions before I left, but I did have to cut some binding for my aprons. I found this awesome tutorial for making binding. I didn't have the ruler they were promoting, but since I'd made binding similar to this before, it was a piece of cake.
Here are the aprons!
|close-up of binding|
There were two thrift stores nearby....one didn't have anything sewing related. The second one; however, had an old Singer in a sewing table for $80...couldn't justify buying it. I did find about a dozen patterns. I purchased this lovely Vogue pants pattern (circa 2001) for $1.98!
|Man I look just like my mom's profile in this pic!|
|a beautiful lime green, 1 yd|
|dark green wool blend, 2 yds.|
Erica B inspired me to buy this pattern. Check out her version here: http://www.ericabunker.com/
I have a client that wants Steeler's pjs. I'm using this pattern. I could only find two patterns for men's pjs with a fly, the other was a Kwik Sew. Kwik Sew only had the bottoms. A better value with the Vogue, and it was on sale for $4.99! Plus, these are some sexy pattern models if I say so myself!!!!!
Honorable mention: Joann's in New Town People always comment negatively about Joann's staff---well the staff at this location was awesome. Very friendly. Joann's is across from The Loft and next door to Barnes and Noble's.
So I've had a great time in Williamsburg, VA! Yes, hubby and I did leave the room! Sorry Latoria, we didn't make it to the Pottery.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Valentine's Day!!!
|Valentine's 70% off at Joann's|