Tuesday, July 14, 2009

from one extreme to the other

Brita and I made a stop at Britex Fabrics last Friday, and if you haven't shopped here, it is a must-see. It is several floors of wonderful quality fabrics and is staffed by enthusiastic and helpful people. This picture shows the rows of bolts of woolens arranged by color--it is awesome!
We were shopping for ribbons and veil-making supplies. Who knew that tulle came in nylon, silk, cotton, and wool?! We found what we wanted, and Jan had her sewing machine at her apartment so I could actually get the veil put together, except that when I started on it Sunday AM I needed new needles and Britex was closed. So that took us to Discount Fabrics, on the other end of the spectrum from Britex, but fun in its own way.
And we scored the needles, so by the afternoon I was attaching the veil to the comb by hand---
And now it is ready to be worn down the aisle!!
I have my suitcase all repacked and ready to go first thing in the morning, it's hard to say goodbye again. The hardest part about having family living far away is that the visits are always wonderful but there's always that thought in the back of my mind that there is a leaving that's going to happen. Today was warm and wonderful, Brita took Jan and me on a tour to 3 wineries in the Sonoma Valley area. Tonight we saw the Ice Age movie in 3D--very funny!

1 comment:

MissesStitches said...

Gonna miss you, Pam (SisterStitches!). I really enjoyed your visit. And thanks again for the needles. I will post on my blog about them when I get back to my camera!