Today I carried (this is a total souther expression and I like to use it on occasion) my mom to the fabric store, Textile Fabrics to be exact. I had not been in this store in at least 5 years, probably more. I used to LOVE to go there and look through the pattern books. I looked at.every.bolt.of.fabric dreaming of the garments I was going to make. Well today my sewing desire has been renewed. I can not believe how hip sewing AND knitting are these days. I am so happy, beaming really!
This got me thinking about all those places and things I loved doing as a child that really fed my soul, although at the time I did not realize. Anyone remember the Craft Shack in 100 Oaks Mall? or Sew Unique in Bandywood Village? There were so many more of these little craft places. I love PLA-ZA art supply but really loved the disarray when it was Griffins.
Another I loved doing as a child was swinging. I still like to swing. When I lived in my condo at Belle Meade Highlands the swing set was literally in my back yard. My neighbors and I would swing and let our dogs run around. A few weeks ago I went with my neighbors to Grandma’s house to get some cool swing photos. Imagine being 3.5 and swinging among the pine trees! How freeing and delightful!!
After the session we went down to the marina to feed the ducks. Here is Barnyard, the head duck, and his entourage!
After each session I always photo the pets. This is Oliver basking in the sun.
Blake. He was traumatized, attacked by two dogs a few months back and we are lucky he is still with us!