And has been a fan, ever since.
Of the original, not the 'licensed to Mattel wannabe Hello Kitty', but the real Kitty, who is so successful that she now has her own stores.
We affectionately called her 'Miss Kitty', or just 'Kitty'. Like on Gunsmoke.
(Not really, Ms A probably has never seen Gunsmoke, but I always think of Amanda Blake and her big hair...)
My frequent buyer card for Kitty's boutique!
When I first saw Martha's Simple Objects quilt, I immediately thought of Hello Kitty! A few weeks later, Martha shared a redwork Hello Kitty quilt in progress, for her daughter.
I picked up two or three HK coloring books last fall, and found this design that I thought would be perfect on an apron. My intent was for it to be a Christmas gift last year.
That did not happen.
The apron is from the 'Linen's and Things' close out and it is pretty long. Not a 'tuck in your purse' kind of project, and also lots of fabric in your lap for summer stitching. I put it in my bag and it went with me on many trips but usually languished... Finally, I finished it a few weeks ago and sent it off this week, to Ohio, for Ms A's birthday.
Happy Birthday, A!
(Many thanks to Dearest Sister for helping me fill in the blanks of my memory of 'discontinued favorites'!)