Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kari and shopping!!!

If you've been following along, you know that my granddaughter is spending time learning to sew.  I have said to her that if sewing, quilting, crafting is not for her, she needs to say something.  I told her it really is okay if it's not something she enjoys.  From what I can tell, she's really enjoying it.

Tucson has a store called SAS (no not the shoe store!) and it has sewing stuff - lots of it.  Elastic of all kinds - sizes, shapes & colors!  Trims and lace you wouldn't believe.  I liken it to a fabric thrift store - the fun sometimes is simply the hunt.  As Kari and I walked around the store, she kept asking "Grandma, where would you use this?" or simply "what's this?"  She found a soft black tulle with shiny silver dots and really wanted to use it in 'something'.  She kept going back to it - so I finally told her to get it along with a solid black cotton/poly knit.

 She also fell in love with Minky.

 They had bins of remnants for $5.99 a lb (yes by weight not yardage). Ended up with a couple pieces and they will end up being pillows for her bed!  As we walked around she finally stopped and said "Grandma, I could completely redo my bedroom from here"  I do believe this journey is going to get interesting!  We ended up at Hancocks and she picked out a couple patterns, keeping the fabric she chose in mind.  She picked out a pattern with a knit top that has small pleats around the neck line and has a very loose, drapey type vest.  She'll use that pattern with her black knit and sparkly tulle - I would so love to make it up to surprise her, but that's not going to teach her anything!  Patience Grandma, Patience!!!  All in all, it was a wonderful day spent with a wonderful young lady.



Deborah @ Passions and Pursuits said...

Oh my! How wonderful that you are passing on this lovely "occupation" to your granddaughter and in the process making memories that will last a lifetime for her, comfort her in her future, and I'm sure she'll pass on to her granddaughter(s). So important. What a wonderful time you two are having!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Sounds like you two had a lot of fun! A "memory" day for sure! Thanks for sharing!