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A is for Alterations


Today starts a new round of the alphabet at ABC Wednesday. My theme for #23 is nothing ambitious as the last round, so I think. Signs and Such that I happen to see as I wander around San Benito County, California, my home, is this round's theme.

I came across this sign for alterations on a window of a long-time laundry service on main street in Hollister, the county seat. Today, fewer people have basic sewing skills, or, for that matter, the time to do mending, unless a person is willing to do it while stuck in traffic.


To learn more ABCW, click here. For this week's participants, click here for the list of participants. See you next week for the letter A. Thank you, ABCW Team!

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    1. I discovered mine again this morning.

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  2. Is that tailor wearing 3D glasses?

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    1. It looks like it. The artist did a good job.

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  3. It seems like dry cleaners are offering the service more and more. Considering how I've seen a girl staple her jeans because they were too long, yeah, I'd say not many people know how to sew anymore.

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    1. I am guilty of having used a stapler, as well as tape, to my hems in the past. And, I know how to sew.

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  4. What a lovely idea to use a theme.. I do it myself and I love it when I see others do that too
    Your kickoff is a great one…

    Welcome to round 23.
    Wonderful to see you participate in this new round again. I am looking forward to your upcoming entries! Thank you for participating.
    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/23-A

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    1. Thanks, Melody. The idea for this theme came at the last moment when I was looking for a photo for this new round. I like it when things come together.

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  5. Neat sign and post for A ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. I do lots of alterations, especially for clothing my grands buy and then want taken in or shortened. I love to sew so it's fun to be the one they go to.
    Ann

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    1. I get into a sewing frenzy once every decade. It looks like one is coming up for me.

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  7. Sewing in traffic! Heh, heh, heh ... almost as insane as painting one's nails or tying one's tie. :)

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    1. A girlfriend used to read the newspaper on her way to work. lol

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  8. Few alterations and things are great to go. But hard to find such skilled person in need of an hour.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

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    1. So true. Then it's time to be creative and resourceful with a stapler or tape.

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  9. Su-sieee! Skilled tailors are hard to locate these days. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Altering stuff is so often necessary

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  11. Ha ha such a good choice for A..
    Altering life a little bit should be possible. No?
    Happy ABCW!

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