What are you wondering? Why two gift certificates from Mood! So I trekked over to Mood during lunch on Friday - it was a rare slow day at work - to use them. I originally went to see if they had any bright orange ponte knit. Of course, there was none...lots of pretty colors and I almost went for a turquoise one...but it wasn't what I really wanted. However, George, the wonderful Mood Sales Associate, saw how dejected I was and asked if there was anything else I might want.
That's when I remembered that Meg had written about some lovely silks on the Mood Sewciety Blog so George and I moseyed over to the silk department. Okay I have to admit that as much as I admired those designer silks, I would never have paid full price for them on my own. But free money, free money means buy what you wouldn't normally!
Here is the Valentino panel photographed on my fabric wall...emphasis on my! *smile*
That beautiforius panel only got me through one gift certificate...so I rambled around in the silk bin and found another print that was screaming my name...this one is by Dolce & Gabbana...
Two yards for a simple summer shift dress with a china silk lining worn with a light summer cardigan...pretty dontcha think!?! These last two yards brought me all the way to the end of the second gift certificate with a little assistance from my credit card. It was a good day at Mood! And I was thrilled with these two precious beauties...which took absolutely no time to purchase...and since I still had time left on my lunch hour...I went across the street to SIL.
SIL Threads is a wonderland of notions and even though I don't go often, I needed to add to my rayon seam binding stash and SIL has every color under the sun. This trip I picked up yellow, shades of orange and shades of purple. Each 100 yard roll is $9.45, one of the cheapest prices I can find in the district. Now if you can't make it to NYC and you're looking for it on the internet...Fabric.com has it for $9.00 per roll here.
So I got back to work with a smile on my face with two pieces of amazing fabric and enough seam binding to bind up quite a few garments!
...as always, more later!