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!!! 

Quiltytherapy is Moving!!!

I have not posted in some time because I have been preparing to move.  Gone are my days of living three miles from the ocean, back to the cold Midwest I go.

My favorite quilt shop filled with amazing women will not be right around the corner from me anymore.  Don’t worry they are an email or phone call away in case of emergency.

Now I must find new shops.  This will be fun, but scary at the same time.  It’s like finding a new favorite restaurant.  What do you like?  How much help do you need?  Do they have everything you want or will you have to find somewhere to supplement a craving?

Luckily, one of my good friends will be around to help me out with this endeavor.  She is just into quilting so it will be great to get her perspective.

Before leaving Florida though I did use a technique that I had never tried.  A very sweet client wanted to complete a quilt-as-you-go quilt for her granddaughter but was struggling with the piecing.  She brought her blocks in and asked for our help.  Since I had nothing else to do, hahaha, I said I would take it home to do.  The process is easy to do, but watch out for pins.  I was pricked so many times by pins on this project.  It was great that each block was already quilted especially since this was a full sized quilt.  I’m going to have to try this on a smaller project.  Luckily, I have about three baby quilts to make for 2010.