Sharing my adventures in sewing, paper crafting and a little bit of everything else...
Monday, July 19, 2010
What a BLAST!! Part-1
I'm flying high from my latest NJ/NYC excursion. I returned this past Saturday from visiting with my friend Altehia in NJ. I was her mystery guest...imagine that, LOL! All I can say is we had a blast. I drove up this time so I could haul back my treasure trove of findings. Believe it or not this was our first time meeting and it was like we've known each other for years. Be careful, if you invite me I just might take you up on it, (LOL) and I did just that. It all started with my visit to NYC back in April with my girlfriend from Ohio that visited me in DC. The purpose of that trip was to take her sightseeing in NY and except for our visit to Mood Fabrics I stuck to my promise to show her a good time sightseeing. But I was soooooo wanting to fabric shop, so I patiently waited until, I had a few email exchanges with Alethia and she invited me to come up and spend some time with her. Did I ever jump on that invitation...we worked out the timing and off I went. She invited me into her home & family with open arms and I count is a wonderful blessing to have been in her home and meet her wonderful family. I was treated like royalty, I can't begin to tell you what a pleasure it was.
Well, I got there Weds. night and she laid out all she had planned. At the dinner table we were talking a mile a minute, her husband and son were a bit bored with our conversation so they left us to our own devices (which was probably a mistake, HA!). So, Thurs. morning after breakfast we grabbed our wallets and cameras and off we went, first to the "Brooklyn Museum" for a wonderful display of couture gowns and clothing. Here are a few pictures, but for more click here.WOW! you talk about 'eye candy" we got an eyeful. After that we sped off the the Bronx to visit a couple "off the beaten path" fabric shops and...yes....of course we got fabric, HA! Here's what I got between the two shops we went to, on the bottom underneath the black & white fabric there is 20/yds of muslin...This is just a photo inside one of the fabric stores, "Fordham Jerom Fabrics...Even thought Alethia had prepared part of our dinner the night before her husband completed dinner and had it waiting for us when we got back...is that awesome or what! SO, we talked well into the night until we were just exhausted. Yes, I slept really fast in anticipation for the next day of NYC FABRIC SHOPPING and meeting Carolyn and Sheila at Metro Textiles!!!