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NY Shopping Day rescheduled to Sept 17th!

2011 August 29
by elizabeth_admin

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Great news folks!  I was able to find another date real soon that both Elliott Berman and Metro Textiles could open, September 17th.  Here’s our schedule recap:

9:45am           Gather in front of Starbucks at 494 8th Ave (corner of 8th and 35th St).  I will hand

                          out maps of the garment district and we’ll split into 2 groups.

9:55am           Each group will walk to either Metro Textiles (265 W 37th St, Ste 908, between 7th

                          and 8th but closer to 8th) or Elliott Berman (225 W 35th St, #7, between 7th and 8th

                          but closer to 7th)

10:00am       Shopping to commence!

11:00am        Start having your fabrics cut

11:30am        Leave for other store. If you started at Metro, go to Elliott Berman and vice versa

12:00pm       Shopping!

1:00pm         Start having your fabrics cut

1:30pm         Finished at both stores

At this point, you can use your maps to shop at other fabric or trim stores in the district, have lunch or just go home. I look forward to seeing you all there!

As most of you know by now, the hurricane mostly left NYC alone, although Jack and I evacuated (mandatory!) from our apt along with my sister and her family to NJ.  We had a great weekend and came back last night.  I refused to set my apt to rights though seeing as how I was pretty tired.  Basically, I shoved everything I own into closets and bathrooms and my apt now looks like I just moved in and haven’t yet unpacked.  People, I hate unpacking.  HATE. IT.  I might just leave my apt like this until I move again.  Jack doesn’t need to take a bath right (his tub is filled with boxes right now)?  I could just wipe him down occasionally, right?  Sounds like a plan to me.

In other sewing news, my sewing mojo hasn’t been seen for weeks.  I think it was last seen walking down the West Side Hwy with a thumb out and my sewing machine strapped to it’s back.  I will try to force the issue sew something this week.  Emphasis on the word try.

Hope everyone else has their mojo chained to the sewing machine safely in hand.


13 Responses leave one →
  1. annie permalink
    August 29, 2011

    How can I join this group? I had already planned a trip to the garment district for that weekend so I will be in NYC. Thanks.

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      August 29, 2011

      Annie, you are welcome to join us! Just show up at 9:45 at the Starbucks and we’ll start shopping!

  2. August 29, 2011

    I’ll be there! It’s on my calendar, and next year, I will remember to mark the Saturday before Labor Day so I can make it then, too.

  3. Auntie Allyn permalink
    August 30, 2011

    Drat!!! Once again, the sewing gods are vexing me . . . I won’t be able to come to New York on September 17, as I’ll be in Michigan (on a sewing-related trip). Glad to hear you survived the hurricane relatively intact, and I can relate to the unpacking thing . . . I’ve got dozens of boxes in my basement and spare bedroom, and I have a feeling that it’s going to be quite a while before I dig into them!

  4. Meg permalink
    August 30, 2011

    Lost power so no sewing done here. Finally got power back yesterday at noon. Much yard cleanup needs to be done before I can sew again. Drat Irene.

  5. September 1, 2011

    I wanna go!!!!!

  6. Sally Thompson permalink
    September 7, 2011

    Hi, Elizabeth.
    Just wanted to let you know that I am looking forward to joining the shopping group on the 17th.
    See you there!

  7. Robin Denning permalink
    September 8, 2011

    It’s so nice of you to organize all this and wish I could come 🙁
    It no longer feels like summer, but I will be at the beach then.
    I hope we all have nice weather.

  8. September 12, 2011

    I’m sad I will miss this…it sounds like a lot of fun. I am going to be in New York at the end of the month and was hoping to do a little fabric shopping. I wonder if I can convince anyone to come along for a second trip?

  9. September 14, 2011

    Do we have to sign up for this or do we just show up at the location? I was going to go to the garment district anyway at around this time but it would be good to meet other bloggers and fellow sewists…

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