How to heal a broken heart – Part I
What is a sewist to do when her heart has been broken? Here’s a primer for you.
1. Be with people who love you — I am in San Diego visiting my parents. There’s nothing like eating home cooked meals that your mother has made specially for you and hearing familiar voices. Knowing they will always love you no matter what.
2. Meet fellow sewing enthusiasts — I met Susan from Knitter’s Delight today. What a delight she surely is. We had such a good time getting to know each other and talking about sewing and single parenthood. And, of course, sharing our mutual love of fabric. Susan was such a dear. She took me all over the environs of San Diego to shop in the various independent fabric stores here. We visited Yardage Town and Discount Fabrics, which are incidentally owned by the same people. We saw some of the exact same fabrics at each store. One, I passed on at Yardage Town, but when I saw it at the second store, I couldn’t say no. At Yardage Town, I picked up this crinkle border print that I think would make a lovely maxi skirt. The second fabric I bought at Discount Fabrics was a cotton lawn.
It was a very enjoyable day ending with Susan and her cute daughter staying for dinner too — what a great balm for me. I know tomorrow will be just what the heart doctor ordered too. I plan to arrive in LA around 11am and grabbing a quick bite. If you want to meet up with me to do some power
man forgetting I mean fabric shopping, please meet me at Michael Levine’s at 12:30pm. Other stores are TBD as I don’t know which ones will be open to the public (as opposed to “to the trade” only) on Monday. But if you can meet us at Michael Levine’s, we’ll just follow each other like sheep. Sound like a plan?