The Internet is the thread that binds us sewers together (major pun intended). Yet and still I wish I could spend some in-person time with you all to pick your brains and have sewing meets. Fortunately one of my favorite blogistas (feminine pronoun for blogger...I made that one up, lol), Carolyn, commutes to NYC for work and I stole a few moments of her precious time. She took me to Metro Textiles in the garment district were I met the owner, Kashi. What a lovely soul this man is AND he has good taste!! I didn't see a fabric I didn't love. After about an hour, I lit up the AMEX card and bought these awesome fabrics at a great price. I wobbled home on the train with these 2 big bags and a HUGE cheesy smile on my face.
Needless to say, Carolyn did impart some valuable knowledge. The main being how to approach fabric shopping in general. I have the tendency to think up a garment, look for a matching pattern, the think of the fabric I want, then go to the store and *attempt* to find a match which is often time leads to disappointment. This is not how designers nor Carolyn shops for fabric. She taught me how to fall in love with the fabric FIRST, and let it dictate how it will dress you. I then realised how many times I walked into a fabric store, saw something beautiful, and passed it on because it wasn't in my plans. I'm definitely a convert! Since I don't have your mailing address, Carolyn, this is for you:
You are Awesome. Thank you.
In other Cindy news:
Wednesday was my Honnie's birthday! I took the day off and spent it with him in Philly. He did have to go to class so I took the car and went down to Fabric Row on South 4th and picked up some notions. But not before I accidentally ended up on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and going into New Jersey 0:) I'll be going back next Wednesday for our 3 year Anniversary. (YAY!!)
today *Sigh* I've been having digestion issues for the past 2 weeks which can only be attributed to my own I'll be home this weekend...sewing though I'm not feeling very well. I didn't even go to Sfactorimproper eating habits. (Note to Self: Add healthy diet to New Years Resolutions. End note.)