a complete and utter disaster. It can be summed up briefly, and quite perfectly, in the following dialogue…
Maddie (which is me): Sir, you can’t give me a ticket, I have a flat tire
PPA (Philadelphia Parking Authority): I’m sorry but you can’t park here for more than two hours
Maddie: I would move my car but it has a FLAT TIRE
PPA: You can’t park here for more than two hours. Here’s your ticket…
Between last Saturday and today, my life has entailed one flat tire, one cracked rim, one broken propeller shaft/transfer case, twelve train rides, twenty three bus rides, many bike rides, and even more walks to and fro. Being positive, at least I didn’t break a nail. Now that would have been a bad week.
I forage on. Next week will be better. Next week will sparkle and shine. I know it because I will be in The City – New York City. To cover an event for my company, I will spend the latter half of the week in the apple some call big. The trip will be mostly work but I’m hoping to squeeze in some play time. That’s where you come in fellow readers, friends, and seamstresses. I messaged an old friend who lives in the city asking for fabric and trim store suggestions, especially ones with unique lingerie notions and trims like stretch ribbon, velvet elastic, and picot edged elastic. She gave me a few (Shindo and Mokuba) but I will ask you for suggestions as well. What are good fabric and trim stores in NYC, especially ones catering towards sewing lingerie?
P.S. For those readers who live in NYC and will have time on Thursday and Friday to meet up, feel free to email me. I don’t know if my and your schedule will permit a meet-up (because it’s in the middle of the workweek), but’s let try, eh?