Good Morning, cats and kittens. Welcome to another Double Tap Tuesday! Because I can't stop talking about my trip back home, today's post is about my two favorite things to do with my mama which I will be enjoying in just 2 days! My mother is my best friend and mentor and therapist and my everything. I am extremely blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with my mother.
I fly into Indianapolis and after lunch, we will hit a couple of thrift shops before we drive back to Fort Wayne. The Goodwill in Zionsville, my hometown, never lets me down. I am always on the lookout for boots, books, and dresses. Oh, and vintage kitchen goodies and vintage clothing patterns. My mom searches for handmade quilts, jars of buttons, and VHS tapes (her quilting room still has a working VHS player). For us, it's like a treasure hunt... searching row after row to find that one super great item. I usually thrift alone here, but when I go home I get to hunt with my mom and that makes it twice as fun!
My mother is a master quilter and genius crafter. And it is so important for me to learn all the tricks of the trade that her mother passed down to her and that she will pass down to me. I am so afraid that these skills will be lost in the society of instant gratification. Wow, that was kinda serious... plus we just have a blast sit in her quilt room with African Queen or Overboard playing on the VHS just sewing our little hearts out. And my mother has enough sewing machines to go around. I know I've posted it before...but here is my precious mother in action.