Tuesday, June 19, 2007
A little time to myself
It’s way past time for me to update the New York Crafter’s Resources list. So have at it. The bad news is that P&S went out of business (quite a while ago, actually), but the good news is that many new resources have been added. Back when I started the list I was feeling especially sad that Rosen and Chadick seemed to have disappeared from the garment district, but later I discovered that they’ve moved to the second floor of a different building. And my favorite salesperson is still there, so I’ve been especially pleased to resume shopping almost as though nothing has changed.
In fact, a few weeks ago when I stopped in for something, Preston (what a peach he is!) showed me some medium-weight canvas in vibrant solid colors and a good price. I told him I would have to come up with a project so I could justify purchasing some. And just a few days later the perfect project presented itself: a picnic blanket.
I mean, isn’t it about time we retire my college bedsheet and sit on something more appropriate? A little experimentation developed a simple way to sew mitered binding to the edges of the canvas in a way that makes the blanket identical on both sides. Reversible! And Heather Bailey’s print works well with the azalea pink shade I selected. So now it’s like having a little party every time we sit outside! Obviously it doesn't take much to make me happy.
I took advantage of the new blanket this morning and had a sit-down all by myself. What a thrill to lie in the grass for an hour and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Ok, a little quick busines now: If you’re still interested in a backpack pattern, Purlsoho.com has some in stock. Once those are gone I’ll consider reprinting if enough people express an interest. So drop me an email if you’re unable to get a copy and want to add your vote to the reprint list.
That's all from me for today. Hey, maybe I'll be back again tomorrow? We'll see.