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2011 September 14
by elizabeth_admin

Mojo, is that you?!? 

Really, is it you? 

You look a bit thin.  Did you eat?  Can I fix you anything? 

Where have you been? 

Did you get hit on the head, and suffer from amnesia, forgetting where you lived for over a month?

I’ve missed you so much.  It’s sooo good to see you.

Don’t you ever do that to me again!  That was so mean!


Hey everybody, I am slowly getting back into sewing.  I have been looking at my machines lovingly.  I have been thinking about fabric — I even fondled some.  I have been making plans to sew.  AND, I have made a move in the general direction of the fiberly arts.  I started knitting Jack’s yearly hat and scarf (in navy and grey).  I am trying a new yarn, Wool Ease by Lion Brand.  Jack seems to be more allergic with each passing year, so this yarn is a wool/acrylic blend which hopefully won’t be irritating to his skin.  Originally I was going to knit in just a solid color because I hate weaving in tons of ends when you change colors, but I just can’t do it.  One solid color is soooo boring.  So that’s how the grey came into the picture.  I am using this free download pattern from Ravelry, R&B.

In fact, I had to go to my local fabric haunt, P&S Fabrics, to pick up the second color today, so I actually kind of got excited about fabric too.  I almost bought two yards of a scrumptious grey wool flannel, but seeing as how the rescheduled NYC Shopping Day is this Saturday, I thought I would hold out until then.  I just confirmed the shopping day with Kashi at Metro Textile and Matthew at Elliott Berman.  Matthew said he just got a huge shipment of fabric in and warned that it might be overwhelming there was so much, but that there were some really special fabrics from which to choose.  I can’t wait!!!  Here’s a recap of the day — I hope you can join us:


NYC Shopping Day with Elizabeth and Robin

Saturday, September 17th

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!


By the way, no hurricane nor earthquake will stop us from shopping this Saturday.  I will defy any and all evacuation orders.  I will let nothing get in the way of me and my newly returned sewing mojo. 

Here’s to hoping you all have your mojos chained to your sewing machines.  😉  


13 Responses leave one →
  1. September 14, 2011

    I am so jealous of those of you near New York, I’m not close enough to join in.

    Totally hear you on mojo coming and going. I think we all have times where it fades a little. But if you think of sports as a hobby, people take a break from them and head back with more enthusiasm. Maybe it’s the sewing version of the “off season”.

  2. Karen Mulkey permalink
    September 14, 2011

    I so, so jealous of those that can attend! Be sure to buy some extra fabric that we can enjoy over the internet!

  3. September 14, 2011

    Jealous, jealous, jealous. That’s me.

  4. September 14, 2011

    I will try to make it. I grew up in that neighborhood. Used to live right on 37th street. I so miss it. I love the 9th ave festival, anyway before I ramble on. If my dear hubby stays with the kids I will be there.

  5. Kathi Giumentaro permalink
    September 14, 2011

    Have you ever heard of a Russin join? You will never have to weave in ends again. I’d explain it to you but think this link may explain it better and it has visuals.

  6. September 14, 2011

    Ahh… I’m glad to see that sewing-mojo is back in the house of Elizabeth (yay!) 🙂

  7. Elaray permalink
    September 14, 2011

    So many mojos have taken off lately – they must have a union – or it must be some sort of mojo holiday. My mojo recently came home acting like nothing was wrong. Humph! If were able to join you on Saturday, the mojo might come back full force. Have a good time. I appreciate you’re taking the responsibility to make arrangements, even though I’m not able to take advantage.

  8. Pattif permalink
    September 14, 2011

    Pretty please pictures of the pretties. Lots and lots of pictures!?

  9. A Sewn Wardrobe permalink
    September 14, 2011

    I heart new and overwhelming shipments of fabric! See you Saturday!

  10. September 15, 2011

    hear hear about the mojo. Also, whenever you post about shopping days in NYC I want to get on a plane and come and play 🙂

  11. SusieR permalink
    September 15, 2011

    I wanna go… sniff, sniff…

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      September 15, 2011

      Maybe I’ll give you a private tour when you come visit!

  12. September 16, 2011

    You could try organic wool, or alpaca, which isn’t technically a wool. Often, people are reacting to the dyes and chemicals used in the processing of the wool, and not the wool itself. One way to test is to get some lanolin (know any breastfeeding mothers? Or moms that use wool diaper covers? or even ask for a smidge at a compounding pharmacy), and try it on his skin.

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