Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lucky, thrifty find

A sweet, thrifty find!

It is hard to choose, but I think these two are my favorites...

I think they have to go into a quilt, actually, two quilts since there are two complete sets. I am thinking of a scrappy nine patch block to alternate with each animal block. Such fun to think about! Planning and dreaming about the finished project is almost as fun as the actual process, don't you think?

Happy dreaming,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A little trip

A few weeks ago my daughters and I took a day-trip to NYC's famous Garment District. Boarding the bus early in the morning, and shopping until we dropped, we had a wonderful time. Even I was on fabric overload by that evening. If you ever get the chance to go - do it!

Emerging from the Port Authority bus terminal...

Our first stop was at Mood Fabrics of Project Runway fame...

Fabric everywhere!

Finding the giant needle and button!

There is a small Visitor's Center, but it is only open M-F - we were there on a Saturday. Beyond your basic maps and brochures, they will sell you a souvenir t-shirt, too!

Squeezing as much in as we could, we also did a little sight-seeing.
The NY Public Library...

The Empire State Building...only in the lobby, though. The line wrapped half-way around the block!

Rockefeller Center...

And, of course, Times Square in the late afternoon...

It was a great trip,and one we hope to repeat in the near future! I was so thankful for the Shop the Garment District blog for all of her helpful hints and great maps! It made the entire trip soooo easy! Oh, and I was fairly restrained with my purchases...mostly because I didn't want to have to carry it around all day! Next time I'll bring a much bigger bag! Here's what came home with me...

Now I'm off to (hopefully!) do some summer sewing this afternoon between snacks and the Harry Potter countdown hysteria that has invaded the Morning Glory household this week. I am fearful it may reach fever pitch within the next few hours!

Happy Summer,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer doll

A sweet doll for a sweet niece. She will be popped in the mail tomorrow and winging her way west.

Sweet, summer wishes,