Mary Anne Oger from one of my favorite machine knitting blogs was accosted in a grocery or so she thought. A strange person grabbed her to get her attention, because she liked her scarf. The story reminded me of the time my mom and I were accosted in a fabric store.
Oh it's one of those funny stories that gets told every so often, but at the time we thought we were in mortal danger.
My crafting gene was in full swing by the time I was 14. My mother and I were on one of our many trips to the fabric store to feed my sewing habit. I made a lot of my own clothes. My secret loop hole to the clothing budget. My parents bought me all the fabric I wanted, because I was of course learning a valuable skill. Anyhow we were at the sewing store. Perusing the fabrics. Chatting about my pattern and what color of fabric I was looking for. Enjoying a shopping trip... enjoying some mother/daughter time when all of a sudden a creepy old man lunges at us. His hands are held in front of him fingers curled in a menacing claw like manner. He was yelling, "Raaaaarrrrrrrrrr!!!!" My mother and I screamed bloody murder and grab each other in a tight hug. I had my eyes closed convinced the man was going to strike us or something worse.
17 hours ago