Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
Grandma Lois (King) in Olathe and her two small granddaughters Kaitlyn, 5, and Ashley, 2, are making two new dresses each.
"First we went to the racks to find outfits they liked. Then to the fabric store to find patterns like the dresses they picked out. Kaitlyn wants to help cut and sew. She's a real little seamstress in the making. She helped put the blanket stitches around daddy's blanket at Christmas time. Ashley didn't really care all that much. She picked out two dresses. Then in the fabric shop she'd rather play with the button wheel, fascinated with all the pretty buttons."
Kaitlyn found her dress in the pattern book in her favorite colors -- purple and white. Then for her second dress she found a print with stars all over it. Ashley picked out one with flowers. She loves flowers and often brings grandma tiny blossoms. Her next pattern was a simple little sundress.
Grandma Lois said, "We spent two hours in the shop. Even the clerk got into the project. She so enjoyed them."
Kaitlyn and Ashley are two very pretty and polite little girls. They are also my great-granddaughters. Even at this young age their personalities and talents are ... well, you know, if you are a grandma.
-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; firstname.lastname@example.org