When Sigrid contacted me a while back that she'd be in NYC with her family and could we arrange to meet up for fabric shopping I was so excited. We've been e mailing for several years as well as reading each others blogs and she felt like an old friend even though we'd never met. It was exactly like seeing an old friend! We had the best time. Robin from A Little Sewing On the Side came up from Baltimore and Lindsay T met us for lunch. I had met both of them last fall and it was nice to see them again. Here's Lindsay with Eugenia at Eliot Berman.
That was our last stop, we were both exhausted! (Robin had left about an hour earlier to catch the train.) Before that I took Sigrid into Paron and she finished up her fabric shopping in the half price annex. She's talking about looking for a cheap ticket just to come over for fabric shopping. Even though the garment district isn't what it used to be it still has more fabric choices than most people can get at home and the prices can be very good for very high quality.
Seth fixed my Viking! The part came yesterday and not only did he install it, but when he was running it the low gear sounded funny, so he took that apart and greased it with modern lithium grease and made sure everything was thoroughly oiled. The machine had not only not been used much but it hadn't been used in years so it was totally dry when he first opened it up. Now it purrs. It's so pretty.
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