My daughters love our Thursday trip to Scrap and Skeins, a new business in our town. This little shop collects donated crafting items and sells them to benefit Strawberry Fields, Inc. which provides services to those in our community with developmental delays, mental illness, or intellectual disabilities. Residents of Strawberry Fields help run Scraps and Skeins, and we've enjoyed socializing and connecting with folks every week.
I love that each week, we find treasures from unwanted scraps. Yarn, thread, sewing patterns, fabric, ribbons--our basket overflows with items we then use for knitting and sewing projects throughout the week.
Everything costs very little.
Although I have no knitting or sewing skills, my children inherited them from my both my mother and mother-in-law. I'm in full support of their crafting skills; the comfort and peace these activities bring amazes me.
Settle a child in front of her sewing machine or with a crochet hook, and a special kind of healing begins. My daughter says it soothes everything.
This visit to Scraps and Skeins yields something so very precious. Someone has donated her vintage sewing box, untouched and still filled with all her notions.
I didn't know that "notions" meant items used in sewing. I'm imagining I'm opening a box of whimsical ideas: notions.
And we're off to thread needles, turn on the sewing machine, and use these notions for our notions.