She wanted to have five of her daughter's swim caps framed to give to her as a memento of her high school swimming career. Neat idea. She gave my boss at the gallery free reign as to how to frame them. He in turn gave me a chance to help with the framing formatt. The customer had told us she wanted two rows and told which hats to place on the top, so we were slightly limited with designs, but how to display the hats was up to us. I measured the hats and cut circles from 1/4" conservation mat foamboard and then cut part of the circle off so I could "stuff" it inside the swim cap. Worked perfect! Three hats on the top and two the bottom with them offset worked. The bottom mat board color was picked by the customer and I sewed the swim caps into place with fishing line. The final result pleased her as well as me. (2) Carol and I recently visited our traveling friends Jerry and Just Sue in State College, PA and during our visit we made a side day-trip to Williamsport.
|One of two cabinets with lapel pins.|
|Pins of all sorts filled the cabinet.|
|There was one pin that featured my favorite Buddy Holly|