In addition to a love of chocolate ~ deep and dark, rich and round enough to go without sweetening ~ I have a zest for getting kindred spirits together. And that’s what I’m doing today.
Sewing and crafting people all over the world seem to recognize each other in the friendliest manner, sharing a super glue of fabric, thread, and creativity.
I was talking with a delightful store owner in England (they have the best fabrics) and after we’d transacted our business and were chatting, I discovered they follow a store over here, and not just somewhere in the U.S. but in my state, less than 100 miles away. How coincidental is that!
As we both puzzled over how to pronounce the name of the small town where the U.S. store was located, I said I’d give them a call and find out. After locating and reading through their web site, I did just that.
And spoke to another warm and friendly person who answered all my questions, and was surprised to hear about the follower in England. We did a bit of information exchange, with hopes that both store owners would get in touch with each other.
As my new friend said, maybe they can give each other ideas, and talk about what they offer that the other one doesn’t, and share ideas that way.
Now it’s time for me to get outta the middle, give a brief sigh of satisfaction, and enjoy both stores.
What are the stores? Can’t say just now, but will post complete information soonest. 😉 😉
about that slice of 4-layer fudge cake . . .
You might see how little was eaten. And that was only because I was trying to decide what it was that made it so…. unappealing. Too sugary? Yes, but something more… Too artificial?? Definitely, but something else niggled. . .
Then it hit me like a dope slap: It did not taste like chocolate.
NOT TASTE LIKE CHOCOLATE, I hear you ask. How could that be-e-e-e-e-e ? ? ?
So I looked at the ingredients… he-he-hee . . . and there were 2 listings for cocoa, definitely not as any main ingredient, from what I could tell. Well, I told meself, you kept tellin’ yourself you weren’t gonna like it, and you were right. How I wish I wasn’t.
looks divine . . .
the fine print . . .
Edits: Need to re-do that ingredients piccie so you can see there’s no cocoa in that top line – sorry!
If you email them a message it might get answered by George, who was tremendous, answering all my questions about this fabric. Not to mention a couple other things.
my piece of ceedee pumpkin
photo from fabworks online page
I’ve been considering some options for pieces to include in an ensemble, in honor of the Shweshwe. Anne brought it up to the U.K. after her vacation, then sent it on to me in the U.S. This piece is better traveled than I am.
So far I’m thinking a very loose kimono-sleeved unlined almost duster & contrasting dress to wear together. So I’m planning a few of those in other fabrics, just to get in the mood.
What do you think about the combination? Too much, or not enough?? I’m hoping they’ll be in harmony with each other, and entering them in Ailsa’s travel challenge, too.
Also spent 2 lovely hours watching the last two episodes of Great British Sewing Bee. Only one more for this year . . . makes me sad.
Took not nearly as long as anticipated getting my old serger/overlocker (same thing, different names) re-threaded Yes. The dreaded re-threading.
You can see from the booklet how detailed the innards are.
I was almost finished overlocking every piece in that black kimono-sleeve jacket when it happened. A thread snapped. At that point all I could do was Step Away From The Machine.
On another day the crisis got resolved,the last piece overlocked, but it started wonking out. This time I caught it real quick, discovered a notch that had come un-threaded, tweaked it back into place, and all was fine. Phew!
Now it’s on to the next crisis: having had to piece the 2 front sections, I get to piece them together, making them look like deliberate design “details.” Thank goodness this is a three-day weekend