Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Mommy/Son Date with Joshua

Joshua and I went to New Jersey together yesterday to go shopping and grab some dinner. I was going to go alone, since my primary purpose for going was to go pick up some stuff at JoAnn's. But Joshua, who has been asking me to teach him to sew, wanted to come along and pick some things out himself. So off we went!

Joshua has asked me on two other trips if I would buy him this fabric. I finally let him get it. I have no idea what it will become, but he's excited for now to at least own it.

His first beginning sewing project is making a bean bag toss game for Josiah for his birthday coming up in March. We worked on a prototype a few days ago. Now we've purchased some inexpensive broadcloth in a rainbow of colors for him to use. We will use it for other kid-friendly projects as well, I'm sure!

This is the fabric I've chosen to make Josiah's quilt. I had a pattern in mind, but then found the larger-print fabric at the top. I'm going to change my design in such a way as to be able to use rather large blocks of that top fabric in order to keep that motif intact. We'll see how it goes.

Just for fun (and because it was on sale) I picked up some pretty quilting fabric. I have no set plans for its use yet, but I love the colors! I got some in pinks, greens, and browns...

...and some more in cream and turquoise. It's fun to begin to have a "stash" to work with!

After we shopped to our hearts' content, I let Joshua choose a place to eat. He chose Chili's, and we shared their appetizer/2 entrees/dessert for $20 deal that they have going on right now. We had a nice time together visiting, eating, and of course snapping pictures with my iPhone:

I really enjoyed spending time with just my oldest son. Hopefully we'll get to do it again sometime!


Annalia Romero said...

Wow, Jenny, your hair is so long!

I think the space fabric would make awesome pjs! Pajama pants are a great beginner project. (...and tops aren't bad either if you get the right pattern.

G. said...

How fun! I went on a date with Kole the other night, it's always great to take time for some one on one with the you have 6! How do you do it? Hope you guys are doing well. If you're ever in Boston..:)
P.S. I love the cream and turquoise fabrics!

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