Then I get back to work and I have an email from a sewing diva, Marybeth from The Stitchery. Marybeth had previously emailed me that she was coming to New York, but she did it under her government name. I kindly replied to her inquiries about meeting up...hey I will meet anyone for fabric shopping and the Ralph Rucci exhibit but we weren't able to synch our calendars. It wasn't until I was reading Marybeth's blog this weekend that I put two and two together and then I was really disappointed that we hadn't been able to get together!
The third thing was that once Ann & Mardel arrived at Metro Textiles, Ann called me about the goodies Kashi had. Now I know that a sistah said she wasn't buying anymore fabric for several fortnights. Well a sistah lied! Down and dirty lied! Ann starts going on about the goodies and I have Kashi set a few pieces aside. Then the man did the unthinkable...he waited for me to get off work and come by. Now if that isn't customer service I don't know what is??? So in the cab over...notice I didn't even take the subway...I tell myself that I will only buy the two pieces that he is holding and nothing more...yeah right! I walked out of Kashi's spot 30 minutes later with a big bag containing five pieces of amazing fabric and I left behind three pieces because I do need to be able to eat lunch until I get paid again!!!! This is what I got:
1.5 yards of black cotton with white polka dots that has an embroidered border
2 yards of a black/white floral cotton that is so silky to the touch
2 yards of a tweedy teal fabric with an embroidered edge (ready to be made into a skirt!)
4 yards of a chocolate brown cotton eyelet
4 yards of this amazing floral print that is also an eyelet in magentas and browns
We are not even going to discuss how many more yards of fabric this adds to my collection! We are just going to rejoice in the day....now how does that Mastercard commercial go:
Lunch with the girls - $40
Fabric from Metro Textiles - $120
Feeling unpacking the fabric and remembering the day - priceless!
And for the final part of my title, I am flashing my Metro Textiles Pass! Marybeth put a copy of Kashi's business card on her site so I am adding a copy of one to mine! And if you have one flash your Metro Pass!
The day was one of those memorable days ~ priceless, totally priceless!