Thursday, June 16, 2011


Look, I still make things! I know it's been a very long time since I had any sewing projects to share. There's just something about emptying your entire house that really makes you rethink how much stuff you need, including clothes! I have lots to say about that, tons, but I'll save that for another day.

So do we have any Major League Soccer fans here? I had resisted becoming a soccer fan, despite my husband's devotion to the game, until he impulsively bought season tickets to the Philadelphia Union games. And I won't lie: I was not happy with him. Good gravy, the cost of the tickets, the tolls, the gas, stadium food--ugh! This was going to end up costing us, and I didn't even like soccer.

Well (cue sheepish voice), I'm really enjoying the games. But not enough to plunk down thirty dollars or more for an official MLS shirt. Besides being put off by the price, I don't even like any of the women's shirts they offer. They aren't my style, and when I've seen women wearing them, the designs always seem to fall at a weird spot on the chest.

So, twenty minutes before we left for last week's game, I made myself a shirt! With only twenty minutes to spare, it had to be something simple, so I went with a big U, for Union, and a nod to one of the chants done at the game. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can even hear the C'mon the U! chant here!

I am SO PLEASED with my new shirt! It cost me nothing and two different women told me they liked it at the game! I'm sorry, MLS, for cheating you out of a sale. Make cuter shirts or put a picture of Danny Mwanga on one, and I'll reconsider.

Oh, and in case you're wondering what's up with the scarf, this should explain it!


Paula Jo @ Home Decor Accents said...

What a wonderful idea for the shirt. It looks great!

Anonymous said...

See? I knew she'd love it once she started going!

gerry...the husband...

Christy said...

A picture of you!!!! Woot!!!