Tomorrow I'm going shopping for fabric in the garment district.
Tsia needs a new winter coat, and I'm planning to make a her warm School Days Coat next month. Since I'm going to be in the neighborhood anyway, I'll be shopping for her too. I'm guessing that I'll be able to find her a great wool-cashmere coating at Mood. (Because for the less than the price of a nice wool at B&J, I can probably find a cashmere blend at Mood. And darn that because I like B&J so much better!)
Anyway, this was my exchange with Tsia tonight as she was lying in bed:
Liesl: "What color fabric would you like me to buy for your new winter coat?"
Tsia: "Blue and pink."
Liesl: "OK, but it can only be one color, so which do you prefer?"
Tsia (under her breath): "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...." (Out loud.) Blue. Silk!"
Liesl: "Well, since it's a coat, I think it needs to be wool. So I'll look for some blue wool, OK?"
Tsia: "OK, but can I have a matching tissue?" (Meaning, a matching handkerchief.)
Liesl: "OK, I can probably do that." (Thinking "OK, I'll use something with pink for the lining and make a handkerchief out of that." I can't imagine a wool handkerchief would be very pleasant.)
I guess that silk Jump Rope Dress made an impression. Anyway, here comes a blue wool coat.
And I keep meaning to tell you that CraftSanity posted a podcast interview with me the other day. Todd tells me that anyone who has listened to the news in the last year now understands what a hedge fund is, so my apologies for dumbing down the explanation of what George Soros was doing in the 1990s.