Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Yo Amy...

If you have followed my blog (when I actually used to post regularly),
you will know that I have been a gym-goer for many years
and I am there pretty early in the day. 

After some changes to my old gym,
I decided to try out a new place.
I have been going there for over a year....
it has lots of machines 
but unfortunately, no classes 

and no bandanas!!!

What? ... you say.
Well, for a few years, I have been folding up bandanas
 and wearing them on my head
indoors and outdoors to
(1) keep my short hair off my face, 
(2) soak up the sweat on my head

(and even occasionally keeping my ears warm!)

Woohoo! 6.29 mi in 55:10 min

when I signed in on Saturday,
I was told that the gym rule is ...
no wearing bandanas!!


I was given no reasonable explanation
but asking around later
there are some connections between gangs and bandana-wearing.


Regulation "head gear" includes baseball caps (like they aren't gang magnets!)
and sweat bands,
so I have started wearing butt ugly, terry sweatbands...

butt ugly terry headband

today, I cut up a 21.5 inch square of some older Amy Butler fabric
finished the edges with two rounds of zigzag stitching 
and voila....

donning a 'scarf' with Amy Butler fabric

I have a designer sweat catching headband!!!

donning a 'scarf' with Amy Butler fabric

And if questioned..

I will tell them at the gym 
that I belong to Amy's gang!!! 
Our weapons are rotary cutters
and we are really mean with a sewing machine!!!

And just so you don't think that all I have been creating 
are bandanas  headscarves,

Last week, I revealed my latest quilt for
our blue challenge at 

Tangled Textiles, Challenge #9: blue

"Homage to a Clothing Staple or Yes, Neil, Forever in Blue Jeans"

You can see all 8 of the quilts here

Now if you don't mind
I am gonna go hang out with my homeys (Robert Kaufman, Amy Butler, Moda.....)!


patty a. said...

Love your little blue piece you ol' gang banger you! Here in northern Ohio they are called thugs instead of gang members and the dress code is black hoodies and saggy, baggy, crotch to you knees jeans. So don't be wearin' your black hoodie or those saggy jeans to the gym!

QuiltyGirl said...

Ha! You show them! (Also, I'm guessing that if your gym is a chain, the rule was made for other areas of the country? I've heard that rule before in schools, too...)

Lorraine said...

Rebel! love your blue Tangled Textiles quilt....

Beverly said...

Thanks for a good laugh!

Renate said...

Yo Lisa! I guess to be your homey you have to be able to stitch a good 1/4 inch seam while working an elliptical trainer, huh? LOL Love the post!

selfsewn said...

I cant really see the difference between the bandana and the sweatband, how bizarre!

BarbB said...

I love when people blindly enforce policies that make no sense. Sure, if you were in LA and wearing either a blue or red bandana it would make sense. In upstate NY, not so much! "But it's our policy" means, now I don't have to think!

Gina said...

LOL Thanks for another fun post! And I sure like your designer sweatband.

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