Fabric as therapy?
If you’re feeling a little blue, what do you do? Why buy some fabric of course. It perks you up every time. How do I know? Well, it worked for me today.
Did you hear that Meg has a new job, a dream job? She’s started working at Mood Fabrics and loves it. She’s writing their blog now and today’s post hit just the right note. Carolyn and I met up with Meg at Mood today to do a little fabric therapy. It was great to see how happy Meg is, to meet some of the staff and, of course, fondle some fabric. Oh, and did you know you can get a Moods Reward card???? I just got mine today. Spend $500 and get $25 off the next purchase. I am little scared how fast that $25 might show up.
I came away with these goodies: some kelly green thread for my Rachel Comey skirt, and a gorgeous striped knit for a maxi dress (pattern as yet undecided).
Then I stopped by SIL Thread with Carolyn to get some kelly green topstitching thread and a kelly green invisible zipper (again, for the Rachel Comey skirt).
In other sewing news, I am working on a wrap dress muslin right now, Butterick 5454. My muslin fabric is a solid forest green jersey, but if I like the dress made up, I plan to make it in a gorgeous border print knit that I bought (I think) from Fabricmart last year (again, I think). Sorry, I don’t have a pic of the fabric, but trust me, it’s gorgeous.
This weekend, Jack and I leave for San Diego to visit my parents. I really need a vacation. Really. I plan to bring two projects to work on while I’m there. Since my mom sews, she has all the supplies I would need. Well except for a serger. Hmmm… Might have to plan this very carefully. Might need to cut the pattern pieces and serge seam allowances before I go. Well, we’ll see. I will also be visiting LA for a day. I plan to meet up with some fellow sewing bloggers and, of course, fabric shop. Oh goodie, more fabric therapy! So plan on SEWN San Diego edition posts for next week.
So, tell me, do you use fabric as therapy? Does it work for you?