Thrift store shopping

Hello NYC, so far you have been a great city. The pilot did make some sharp turns over your harbor and took two attempts to land, but I did enjoy the entire city from your aerial view.

To kill time yesterday I ventured into a thrift store in Brooklyn, Beacon’s Closet. There was a wonderful eclectic mix of styles and eras in this store. I was in awe of the peope there as well.

In the dress section I did stumble upon a wedding dress. It had lots of lace that could have easily been removed and used for other projects. I really thought about it, but it would have taken up most of my spare carry on.

I did get lots of ideas for patterns and color usage.

Now it is time to do something very New York…attend a Yankees game. Woohoo! That is full of sarcasm since baseball is not my favorite sport. Oh well, it is America’s pasttime and it’s patriotic.

NYC Here I Come

Friday we leave for NYC.  I haven’t been there in about three years.  On tap for the weekend is the following:

  • Brooklyn Brewery tour & happy hour festivities
  • Yankees game (I’m either way on this, but excited to see the new stadium)
  • Hopefully some shopping in SoHo and/or Brooklyn.  I’m not a 5th Ave type of girl. 
  • Being a tourist 

Planning for NYC

I’m off to NYC in a few weeks.  We are visiting our friends that recently moved to Park Slope Brooklyn. 

Do any of you have recommendations where I can go to check out new fabric?  I’ve gotta think that NYC may have more to offer than Indy. 

I know  we are hitting a Yankees game and the Brooklyn Brewery.  We love craft beer so that part of the trip sounds way more fun than a Yankees game.  If you knew me, you would know I do not watch baseball and despise the Yankees.  However, my husband LOVES them.  He’s from upstate NY and that’s his team since was a kid.  Most of his friends were not aware of my dislike and were quite shocked when I revealed it.  They were surprised because in our house is an entire wall dedicated to the Yankees.  Hey, I get a sewing room, his Yankees can have something.  As a kid he collected baseball player’s signatures and even has a few cherished one.  How can I say no to that? 

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!