Saturday, May 10, 2008

And It's Only Saturday

Last night, Son and I went to Disneyland after work. Our season passes are about to expire and I wanted to get as much Disneyland in as I can. After we got there, I remembered that my PatternReview friend from Australia, Vonnevo (Yvonne) was in the States visiting Disneyland. So after a few calls, I found her and we met for a couple of hours. It was great to see her again.

Today I attended a meeting planning for the first Los Angeles ASG event. I'm very excited because Peggy Sagers will be our guest speaker. We're having a trunk show and she will be discussing techniques with us. It's being held in Alhambra on June 14th. If you're interested, let me know and I'll get more information to you.

After the meeting, SueV and I went to a new stitch lounge in South Pasadena called Sew Joe. It's a nice place where you can go and rent a sewing machine for $10/hr and sew. The owner has some neat things for embellishments and such. I think she likes to sew bags and has some for sale. She is looking for sewing instructors and I'm looking to teach. It was great to make a contact. I think this summer I can start teaching some classes if gas prices don't go up so high that driving to Pasadena makes it not worth my time.

Then I visited a fabric store in Rosemead that SewShy told me about. I don't know what it's called. I don't recall even seeing a sign, just the word, "fabric" painted on the window. It was really a hole-in-the-wall place where their fabric was mostly rolls standing on the floor or piles of wadded fabric on the floor, kind of like in my sewing room. I found three pieces of poly knit that was pretty for $1 yd each. There were trims in jars on a shelf and a giant pile of zippers of all colors and sizes right inside the door.

Then I stopped off at DSW and bought some shoes to go with my Wardrobe skirt. I found them in red and they were wonderful, but they didn't have them in my size. I had a sales clerk call several stores in the area, but none could be found in a red size 7. I was so disappointed. However, the black will probably go with more things.

To end, I was tagged today by Keely. Here's what I'm supposed to do:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and acknowledge who tagged you.

I have a pile of five books waiting until this summer for me to have time to read. On top is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

Page 123 is only one paragraph long and at the end of a chapter called, "In the Archives of the Banbury Herald." A fabulist. A liar. And the plea that had so moved me--Tell me the truth--had been uttered by a man who was not even real.

So, I'm tagging Mary, Deepika, SewShy, Elaray, and LindaT. I hope I did this right and I really hope no one minds being tagged.


  1. What?? Tagged?? Me?? Tee hee, okay. Now I have to post instead of being lazy. I'm SO GLAD you found something you liked at that little store. It really is a hole in the wall, isn't it? Without even a sign, they definitely must stay in business just by word of mouth.

  2. Great fabrics! It sounds like the kind of place I would be scared to go into.

  3. How kewl that you got to meet up with Yvonne! And the hole in the wall fabric store is my favorite always find something amazing in them! I really like the red/black/white border print!!!

    Finally, The Thirteeneth Tale is on my bedside table waiting to be read. Are you enjoying it?

  4. Paula, it is kind of scary to go in and possibly dangerous. There's a lot I'll put up with for $1/yd fabric but I wasn't willing to get on the floor and dig around.

    Carolyn, I haven't starting reading anything in my pile yet. I have to wait until the end of June.


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