Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thank You Jiminy Cricket...

I went to JoAnn's today to hit the big spring sale. I got some very cute prints in bright patterns to make some shorts and capris for Evie, a cute yellow cotton with little green turtles to make her a nightgown, a pretty green and gray floral print to make a skirt for myself, and some bubble-gum pink satin and organza that Evie just fell in love with and begged for a dress out of. It was 3.99 a yard when it had been 9.99 a yard, so I said yes. Everything I picked out was at least half off and some of them were in the clearance section and were only 1.50 a yard! *score*

We got to the cutting table and Jake helped me unload the bolts of fabric on to it. He stepped back, looked at the stack and then looked at me. He frowned and said, "Ummm, Mom? Don't you think you should work your way through the fabric you've already got at home before you buy some more? Because you really have a lot of fabric already." The lady cutting the fabric laughed and said, "I see you've already started your 'man lessons', because you sound like every husband who comes in here with his wife." Jake said, very earnestly, "No, really! She has, like, a hundred pounds of fabric!" I pointed out that I use that fabric to sew many things for himself and his sisters, but he wasn't convinced. Fortunately after that he contented himself with counting the number of yards I was getting and telling everyone that passed by how much it was. He did redeem himself slightly by also telling the other people waiting in line that I was the ultimate crafter and that I was going to teach him how to sew.

As we were waiting to pay the entertainment for the crowd continued as Jake rather loudly started to formulate a schedule for me to sew so many projects each week so I can use up the hundred pounds of fabric I have lying around. It's hard to listen to your conscience when you are wishing you could chuck him out a window...

3 comments:

Sandra & Brent said...

Oh my goodness . . . what a guy! You can't really argue with his logic. What he fails to recognize, however, is that fabric and yarn have more to do with passion, than with logic, n'est ce pas? To each his own, I say! Just tell him to keep his voice down in the fabric store and you'll buy him a big fat treat! Love, Sandra

Emilie said...

Bazinga!

Kamra said...

Hmmm.... are you sure Brian didn't put him up to that????