Friday, August 12, 2011

Impromtu Trip to the Fabric Store

August 9th, 2011 Activity
Shopping Trip to the Fabric Store
Mark off in Faith in God: Developing Talents

Next Activity: August 23rd - Sewing our Scripture Tote Bags
Bring Scissors and any other sewing notions you can use.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks when it comes to Activity Girls.  We've had to cancel, re-schedule and come up with a new plan.  Different things came into play:  girls out of town, conflicts with other organizations, and an almost identical event as we had planned held by the Relief Society.  Sigh!
Monday rolled around and I was still trying to figure out what we were going to do.  Something my daughter said to me inspired me.
So on Tuesday night, when the girls showed up at the Stake Center, I told them we were going on a field tripOf course they all wanted to know where we were going but I wouldn't tell them.   
I'm such a meanie!

So as we were driving along, the girls started speculating.  When we were on the freeway, they thought we were going back to my house.  Then they thought maybe we were going out for a food treat.  Then when we were driving through a residential neighborhood, they thought maybe we were going to one of the absent girls house.  Or maybe to a member's house.    So I said "Yep, you guessed it.  We are going to a member's house and we are going carolling.  Have you ever heard of Christmas in August?"  "Nooooo" they all reply.  
Finally I pulled into a parking lot.  The fabric store was right there but they still didn't get it.  So, with a completely straight face, I told them I brought them out here cause I was going to teach them how to drive.  They actually looked at me for a few seconds with that confused look on their face.  You know the one where they are actually trying to figure out if you are serious or not.  "Um......Really sister Jordan?"  
"Oh yeah!  And if you are really good, next week I'll teach you how to hotwire cars!"  "Awesome!!!" yelled Miss M!  The other girls are now understandably skeptical.
So I finally point out the fabric store and tell them we are going shopping for fabric to sew our own Scripture Tote Bags.
I gave them the following instructions:
   (To be on their best behavior, and remember who we were representing)
To pick out two complementary fabrics of their choice.
Both fabrics had to be on sale and I limited them to one section of the store.

I was really proud of the girls.  They helped each other choose and were on their best behavior.  When we went to the cutting table, we asked for half a yard of each fabric.  The girls were very polite and thanked the associate that helped us.  The cashier was nice enough to bag their fabric choices individually so each girls could hang on to their own.
 See Toyota dealer guy.....this is why I need an eight seater van!

I had such a blast shopping with these girls.  Their enthusiasm is so contagious.
It was also fun to see the different fabrics that each girl picked out.  I felt like I could match the fabric to the girls based on their personalities.

Can't wait for us to sew up some cute tote bags. 
Hopefully this will encourage the girls to bring their scriptures every Sunday!


The Mylers said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE it!!! Sounds like a Blast! Fantastic idea!

Lynzee said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this picture and miss those girls! What a fun calling you have. :)