A Little Lagniappe About the Word “Monogramery”

This is just a little lagniappe about the name, Miss Nola’s Monogramery……

I knew I wanted to incorporate my favorite places (Mississippi Gulf Coast {Miss} and New Orleans, LA {Nola}) into my name, but also wanted to add what I love to do which is to monogram.  I know this sounds corny but I wanted it to be like a monogram laboratory…..LOL!!!  So as recruited a friend and we brainstormed ideas, I thought of the made up word “monogramery”.  I know that if it were a “real” word it should be spelled with two “m'”…monogrammery.  When I typed that out on a logo, it looked too long and weird.  Sooooo my girlfriend convinced me that when naming things folks make up all sorts of spellings, and that dropping one of the “m’s” was perfectly fine in this situation.  I ran it by a few other close friends too. So since she said it and they okayed it, I took it as gospel.  Monogramery it was! My very own monogram laboratory! I guess you can call me the “Mad Monogrammer” that will just about try to monogram EVERYTHING!!

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“How To” …..Appy the Raggy Patch to a Hat

Raggy Hat Patch instructions for you to print.  Please see below for a step-by-step visual.  Many of my followers have gotten a patch from me to apply to their own hat.  Some of you might be thinking of getting a patch for a hat so I thought I would share with you just how easy it is to apply the patch to your own hat.   I also noticed that this was the most searched for topic on my blog so why not add it for all to read.

You will need a hat, a patch and E6000 glue.

  Contact me if you need a patch.  Patches are round and oval. 

Fold patch in half to find the center of the patch.  The crease in the center will help you place it on the center of your hat. 

This marking pen shown below is totally optional.  It is to mark the center of your patch so you can align it with the center of the hat.  This particular marker  will fade when water is applied.  I applied two small dots on my crease.  The crease will stay there if  you choose not to use a marking pen. 

Turn the patch over.  Notice the stitching on the back in the shape of the oval.  Use the stitches as a guide to apply your glue.  I recommend staying on the inside of the stitches.  Any glue outside of the stitches may have a tendency to ooze out from the patch when applied with pressure to the hat.  It is clear and will dry clear but could possibly show. 

I use the tip of the glue like a paint brush to spread the glue.  The glue flows practically by itself so no need to apply a lot of pressure when painting the back of your patch with the glue. 

Even when you are finished spreading the glue, the glue will want to ooze out of the tip.  Make sure you have something to let it flow on to. 

Most hats have a seam in the center.  Line up your crease/marking pen dot with the center of the hat.  Gently apply pressure.  Smooth out the crease on this step if you can still see the crease.   Some of the glue will ooze towards the outer edge of the hat.  Be careful it does not ooze out on to the front of your hat.  Again it will dry clear but could possibly be seen.  You may need to hold it in place for a few minutes to make sure it adheres to the hat.  E6000 is fully cured in 24 hours so let your hat sit for 24 hours. Once it is cured, it is waterproof and pretty much permanent.  

If you used a marking pen, spray or use a wet q-tip to remove the dot. 

Don’t forget to contact me if you would like a patch. 


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Black and Gold to the Super Bowl……HeHe!!

Remember the commercial last year that basically made fun of the rituals people had when supporting their teams? Well, Saints’ fans just might be the world’s biggest superstitious fans. For instance…..the last time the Saints when 3-1 in preseason games what in 2009. The one game they loss was against the Dolphins and they went on to win the Super Bowl that year. Well…..guess what? They were 3-1 this preseason and the one game they loss was against the Dolphins. Of course that can only mean one thing right???? Black and Gold to the Super Bowl!!!!  “Who Dat” with me?

I DON’T have any rituals and I am not a superstitious person but If they win the Super Bowl this year, I just may become superstitious.

I have been getting ready for Sunday’s Saints/Falcon game….polishing up my wreath and making new burlap flags to represent the Saints. Just like Friday’s post screamed purple and gold, this one screams black and gold.

Note to self……spray paint the cast iron door mat black!

Remember the design I used on Hallie’s purple and gold shirt for College Color Day? Notice its on my burlap flag. A close up is below. I LOVE IT!!! The harlequin material is a cotton so I will definitely keeping this one on the porch out of the Southeast elements…..which is sunny and hot with a lot humidity, rain and more rain with more humidity. Although it is treated, Mother Nature finds a way to do a number on even the outdoor flags made of nylon.

When I found a good deal on the garden flag planter, I purchased two of them. The one below greets you at my back door. I thought I would keep with my Saints’ theme but tap into a little Louisiana rich history and welcome you to my back door with “Bienvenue”. It’s a fancy French word for welcome.

The fabric used for the fleur de lis is a cotton twill. Another fabric I would recommend keeping protected from Momma Nature even though it’s treated with Camp Dry. This flag just makes it under the overhang. I try to take it in during the rain but more so for the plant that gets beat up from the down pour off of the roof. I inquired at the local fabric store about a black and gold duck cloth that could weather the Southeast like a trooper, but they don’t think they will make one. Duck cloth does better than the burlap in the elements. I will continue to look.

Contact me if you are interested in any of the burlap garden flags seen in this post or the previous post.


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