So many times in my life, when stuff is happening -- during the BEST times and the WORST times, I simply say, "these are my people"....
My cousin Kim has long been on my short list of People. The year we were pregnant with our sons (Elliott and Matthew), I made maternity tops for us. Then we raised our kids a mile from each other, while our husbands worked the second shift.
|Kim and I -- two years ago -- at the Make A Wish Foundation Dinner.|
|Kim's daughter Carrie is my weekly sunshine. My cleaning lady. Every Monday, she makes my life worth living...|
She's been organizing my life since she was 14 years old...
|Kim's son, Matthew -- has twins! Madison and Riley were maybe 3 years old when I took this picture.|
During our thrifting excursion, Madison told me she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. At that precise moment, I saw a rack of scrubs for sale...and I asked her if she'd like her own set of scrubs?
I thought it would be easy enough to Frankensew a set of adult scrubs to fit a little girl.
SHE WAS DELIGHTED.
But, then, I remembered she had a TWIN BROTHER back home -- so, okay, TWO sets of scrubs can't be such a big deal....
I am not going to bore you with the sewing details...and I'm very, very glad this picture is not a close-up. But -- hey -- these kids were thrilled!!
|It was WAY MORE WORK than I thought it would be...but, because of my Frankensewed scrubs, Riley wants to be a doctor, too. So my sewing has once again, probably saved lives...|
P.S. Thrifting tip: Iowa City is a University town with a huge regional hospital. Every thrift store was jammed with racks of scrubs...and at some thrift stores, they drop the price every 30 days. These started off at $3.99...but, because they were on the 80% off rack....I paid 80 cents for each piece.