Thursday, March 31, 2011

PurlSoho Loot

Last Saturday I took a train from Upstate NY to meet my daughter and her husband who were already in NYC for the weekend  - We had an awesome time,  visited the Bodies Museum which was totally amazing and will definitely go again .  My daughter is in nursing school and will be graduating in May and taking her Boards - her goal as an RN is to work in pedes in a local hospital .  Quite proud of her.

Onto the real deal of visiting the city - yes I wanted to be with my kids but planning a trip to Purl/Soho was an absolute must!  So I had it all mapped out and how to get there and everything from the Museum.  It was so crowded down in the city on Saturday (I should have known)  So much to do that by the time we actually arrived it was 15 minutes to closing time.  Ugh!  Good thing I knew what I wanted.  It is a small shop but packed with such goodness I couldn't even begin to describe it.

My daughter walked away with a yard of  "Innocent Crush" by Anna Maria Horner - Westminster Fabrics
a bit expensive but she fell in love with it and wants me to make an apron out of it for her.  So pretty!

Here is the little card I walked away with from the counter:

If one has never visited their webpage or their shop - One must!  I have no affiliation with them whatsoever except that I am a happy customer.
This is what I walked away with:

Sashiko Anyone???

A couple of Sashiko panels to work on - never done this before but I have done hand quilting and embroidery and cross stitch and love the look of Sashiko - so I am willing to play with this and make them into pillows for my bed.  Someday!  Hopefully soon.  Maybe a nice summer project.  I have all the threads and special needles that help make this project a success

The threads on the left will be for my birds and flowers and the two medium blues on the right will be for the design on the right in the above photo.  I am not a blue person - I prefer green but I think it will be a nice change and the color blue in person is so pretty.  Hard to depict in the photo the true color.

Anyone else enjoy doing Sashiko - any suggestions or comments ??  Please post :)

Thanks for coming and visiting me at my blog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely goodies!!!
How neat you got to go to Purl Soho, maybe next time during the week and with at least 2 hours... :-).
The apron is going to turn out beautiful and the sashiko patterns you got are lovely, specially the one with the birds. I've never tried sashiko but do have needles and threads handy just in case ;-).
Actually Purl Soho's blog Purlbee has a series of posts on sashiko, scroll down so you can see them all:
Enjoy your goodies!
PS (I owe you an email... things are well, strained my back the other day but feeling better. In-laws are coming for 2 weeks and we are getting ready for Memorial invitation distribution and auxiliaring)