Granddaughter Emily is spending a couple of days with us. What to do to keep busy…
First thing we did yesterday after I picked her up from her Dad’s office was go to McDonald’s for breakfast. We have to keep our strength up, you know.
By then it was 9:00 and JoAnn’s Fabrics was open. Material! Oh yea.
There were signs on all of the shelves by the fleece and Emily wanted to make a fleece blanket for her bed. 50% off! What a deal!
So, Emily picked out two pieces of fabric – a print for the front and solid for the back. We took it to the cutting table and order 2 1/2 yards. The nice lady cut the first piece and rang it up full price… huh?
“How is that?” I asked.
She replied “only some of the fleece is on sale.”
“But you have 50% off signs all over that display!” I replied.
And the saleslady replied I needed to read each individual sign.
Ok, I have a 40% off coupon that I can use for the print that isn’t on sale and decide to just let it go.
So I ask, “what about this solid piece? It’s on sale, right?”
She checks and replies, “no ma’am”
Now I’m not a happy camper but I tell her to go ahead and cut it because, well, Em and I had our day planned and I wasn’t going to let them ruin our day.
She asks if I want to talk to the Manager and I say yes. The manager comes out, says she can understand my confusion but there is nothing she can do (so why did they bother having me talk to the manger…). Anyway, at this point I was starting to embarrass Em, so I let it drop. It just wasn’t worth making a bigger scene than I already had.We bought the fabric, and I’m glad we did. The pictures below tell the rest of the story.
Emily first cut the “selve edges” off the side.
Then after we pinned the two pieces of fabric together, she cut 4 inch slits all the way around.
Then after nimble fingers (more like sore fingers) here tied the two fabrics together… voila! A beautiful fleece blanket for her bed. Can anyone guess the color scheme of her bedroom? Anyone?
We did good, didn’t we!
Hint, hint… it is hot pink, black and gray.