I had a little mini-date with my little girl, Amy, this week. My original plan had been to take her to Paws for Books at the library. Our vet was to bring some dogs in for the children to read to and pet. I had Amy call to check the time. Oops! Wrong day. We decided to go out anyway, just the two of us. First we went to the dollar store and bought a few cleaning supplies and toiletries that we needed. We ran a couple of errands; then, we decided to stop for a soda at the convenience store. As we were driving, Amy saw the quilt shop. Amy, my little girl who doesn't sew yet, got all excited about visiting the shop! We went inside and browsed, touching the beautiful fabrics, patterns, and accessories with our eyes and our fingers. It was enlightening to see which fabrics made her light up with pleasure. Now Amy wants to make a quilt block like little Laura in Little House in the Big Woods. I think this is going to be a creative winter with my girls and my boy.
We didn't spend a penny. It was just twenty minutes or so; but, I saw a kindling of creativity in my 9 year old. I felt a rekindling of my desire to sew and quilt as well.