100 Word Wednesday — Notions

img_1776“Aw, Ma, do I have to?” Jenny whined.

“Yes you do,” Arlene said. “You’re too young for me to leave you here by yourself and I promise it won’t take long.”

“Where are we going?” Jenny asked, arms folded defiantly across her chest.

“The notions store,” Arlene answered.

“What are notions?”

“They are things like pins, cotton, ribbon, and similar items for sewing,”Arlene explained.

“That is so boring,” Jenny said.

“How about this,” Arlene said. “When we come back I’ll teach you how to sew. We can start by sewing a dress for you.”

Jenny smiled. “Cool,” she said.

(100 words)


Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

5 thoughts on “100 Word Wednesday — Notions

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 11, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Of all the really USEFUL things moms can teach kids, SEWING is huge. Garry learned to sew. His father was a tailor, so there was nothing odd about it. And while he wasn’t interested in making dresses, he knew how to properly sew a button on a blazer and fix the hem on a pair of slacks. Considering how difficult it is to find anyone to do that kind of work — especially since his father died (I swear his father was fixing Garry’s clothing until the day he passed) almost impossible — it’s very useful to know how to manage these little things yourself.

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  2. leigha66 July 13, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Do they still have notion stores? Around here it is just the big craft stores.

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    • Fandango July 13, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      The closest thing to a notions store that I’ve seen lately is a chain called Joann Fabric Stores, which sell fabrics but also all kinds of sewing notions.

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