His birthday was Monday and being the wonderful mother I am, knew exactly what I was going to give him. I just waited until the day before to go and buy it.
As you may know we are a sporting family: basketball, soccer, baseball, football, no basketweaving (yet)
And always on the run with equipment helter skelter.
So I bought Tyler this...
An equipment bag with our logo on it already. I asked how long it would take to embroider his name on it.
Yeah...that's not gonna work.
Since I spent #$%%$#$ much money on an embroidery module for my sewing machine 4 years ago (and have used 5 times since) I thought I'd dust it off and give it a try.
Literally, dust it off. Isn't that disgusting!!
After running to the store to buy the special black thread needed, I centered everything up with the machine embroidery hoop.
After double and triple checking positioning, I pressed the go button.
It was odd positioning the duffel on there but worked great.
"Look... I do it myself"
and saved #$%%$#$ minus the 10 bucks they would have charged me.
I left it on the counter with a Happy Birthday sign and his favorite muffins when he got home from school. By the time I got back from teaching he had his basketball stuff in it.
Guess he liked it!