So I gave Mimi a ring and to my elation she was in. I'm not sure she quite knew what she was getting herself into, though! For many years of her life, she lived in a smaller Oklahoma town and volunteered with the community playhouse where she would alter costumes for the actors. I LOVED spending time at the theater with her and seeing the costumes come to life thanks to her work. I'm filled with sewing memories of Mimi but I had never sewn with her prior to this project. I was thrilled to finally have that opportunity.
If I wasn't in school or in a meeting, I was at Mimi's sewing. Often I had Rio with me but there were a few days that it was just myself and Mimi. One evening, Rio and I decided to stay the evening which was quite the experience (hello, cranky kiddo!) but wonderfully memorable. The conversations we shared, the laughs we produced, the moments we created, and the memories we formed were priceless and I'll forever cherish them. Definitely the highlight of making this garment for my sister was sharing it all with Mimi and Rio.