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
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. 😉