In the MOOD

I’m envious of anyone who finds time to sew clothes in December!

I’ve not sewn since early December – but I’ve not bought a single item of clothing either. However, this week  I had the good fortune to take a quick trip to New York, and  visited Mood Fabrics for the first time!

Swatch was hilarious running up and down the aisles, and the store was awesome in the truest sense of the word.

I fell hard for the jerseys….

I fell hard for the silks…….


I would have fallen for everything if I had been alone. Thank goodness I was with another woman, the wife of one of my husband’s colleagues who doesn’t sew, and time was an issue, so my purchase was limited to eight pieces of fabric.

Do I feel any guilt from such indulgence at Christmas?

Z e r o .

Since August 31st I have bought n o t h i n g  to wear.  Since August 31st  I have bought 5 pieces of inexpensive fabric at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store.

The alluring windows along Fifth Avenue only fueled my creative juices and desire to get back to the sewing machine.

(Bergdorf Goodman)

And yes, this really is the Statue of Liberty draped in a gown of jelly beans.

(Henri Bendel)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Until soon.

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10 Responses to In the MOOD

  1. Carol Mendoza says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your as well.
    I’m so jealous of your NYC trip to fabric shop!!

    • Thank you, Carol. I’m jealous of those who have easy access to Mood Fabrics! I don’t know though, my willpower often succumbs in places like this – maybe it’s best I have to get on an airplane to reach this store. Merry Christmas!

  2. Valerie says:

    Love your wonderful guilt free stash. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. Thank you Valerie. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas in Merry Ole’ England! I’d love to spend a Christmas there sometime :)

  4. prttynpnk says:

    More jealousy here- but twofold- Maryjo’s is 4 hours away from me! You got to go to Mood and Maryjo’s and I’m stuck with a Hancock fabric fleece hell!

  5. Hmmmmmm……………. At least you have one place to shop locally! Our Hancock fabric store closed its doors a few years back making it difficult for everyone who sews around here. I made friends with the wool manager at Mood, and he was delighted to see sewing making such a strong comeback! While I don’t expect to see a return to a strong textile economy in my area, I am hopeful that the sewing industry may begin to expand.

  6. That black and white jersey is gorgeoussss!

  7. Bethsews says:

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us! I love that dotty tan fabric…Merry Christmas and congratulations on sticking to your “new buy” guns during the holiday sales!

  8. Bethsews says:

    I meant to say “no buy”…not “new buy”…but I’m sure you knew what I meant!

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