Tomasa in her self-drafted top; me in a Jalie shrug and M5669.
First up was Tomasa from Sew Much Fashion back in May (ok, not quite summer, but warm enough.)
On our way back from lunch in Princeton, we stopped at a new independent fabric shop called More Than a Notion. This shop opened last November on Rt 27 in Kingston, NJ. I commute on that road every single day. Sometimes it's stop and go traffic.....one day as I'm crawling by a strip mall, I saw the "fabric" sign and thought I was hallucinating...but it's reality! The shop is gigantic and has a variety of fashion fabrics. Going to this shop is a convenient alternative for when I can't get to the Garment District in NYC (honestly where I live, the closest fabric stores--til now--were Joann's in Lawrenceville (30 min away) and Joann's in Colonia (45min)). The store also sells notions like thread, bias tape, and buttons. The owner was very friendly and remembered me when I returned a few weeks later!
I was amazed that Tomasa was excited to see the duck in my living room. I hardly ever take pix in my living room so I had no idea the duck was such a feature! :)
Lynn in her self-stitched top; me in a Simplicity dress I sewed in 2007.
My favorite tiger statue in Princeton.
In early May, Lynn from You Sew Girl! stopped by as part of her week-long trip to NYC. I was totally blown away by the fact that Lynn said she had been waiting to see this pillow. (There is a better picture of it in this post.) I made that pillow in 2009, so she has been reading my blog a long, long time!
Lynn also throws pottery and made this soap dispenser for me in my favorite color, teal. Thank you L! No one has ever made pottery for me before. (I really think she should have a pottery blog called "You Throw Girl!"; Don't you agree?)
Anne and me at the Woodrow Wilson School
Later that week Anne from Sewing to Soothe My Soul visited during her NYC trip. My favorite part of her visit was her hemming her shirt just in time for MPB Day in my sewing room while I stitched sashiko.
Anne brought me these McCall's notebook with vintage pattern covers for my Craftsy class and sewing conference note taking!
Inside of the notebooks
Thank you Anne! She also gave me some fabric from Kashi which I am planning on sewing up this fall....
It is always fun to spend some time with sewing friends, chatting and laughing about all things sewing, fabric, pattern, and blog related.
Thank you Tomasa, Lynn, and Anne for visiting! It was fun!
Cosmos from PFF 2 weeks ago.
Have you had any sewing friends visit you and your fabric stash? Would you be interested in a virtual tour of my sewing room?