We went to visit Purl Patchwork. It's an easy trip on the subway. Here's Purl Soho -- for knitters. Sorry, I would have gone in, but I'm not a knitter & can't even fake it . I loved the storefront.
We'd been shopping in the super mega department stores & such. And having seen Purl Soho's website, I thought it was going to be a large store. (fyi: the website is run out of CA.) For those of you in Idaho, I was expecting "The Gathering Place". It was more like Quilt Taffy. Now I know how Bridget felt when she came by here :-). I wish I had such a cute storefront. Wish I had a store. Wish it were painted aqua.
I go inside & talk for a minute with the gal. She's really nice. She saw Rick & the camera & said we could take pictures of anything. The minimum cut is 1/4 yard. They have some fat quarters, but they won't cut fat quarters for you. That's understandable. I'm the midst of Japanese fabric heaven, but there aren't any fqs of those, there's some solids & simple florals.
If there had been fat quarters of the adorable Japanese prints, I would of bought 20 -- they are so charming. I didn't get a picture of them, they were on the bottom shelves.
There are two cutting tables in the middle of the room. It's really hard to see the bottom shelves. That's me in the back, as far as I can bend down, because of the table.
There was a print I liked so I pulled the bolt out & they had it in 4 colorways, so I poked the bolt back in, because we're limited on space. I'm still standing there deciding, but I guess I had the bolt in backwards & the lady came, flipped it & placed it back nice & neat. Efficiency at its best.
I'm trying to look quickly, because there are a few of us in there. I grab two bolts & tell her I want these. I've only just begun. The gal whips them out on the table. "I can cut these at the same time, are you done?" I've been in the store maybe 12 minutes.
You know, when I'm paying $20 a yard for fabric,
I need a little bit more of a shopping experience.
"Yes, I'm done."
Love these two. Don't know if Des will like, but they are yummier in person. We both have a thing for vintage & for France.
Then back to Times Square. Times Square was really fun. They have a mega M&M store, a Hershey store, record stores, clothing stores, Disney store, souvenir places and restaurants. It was an amazing trip -- thanks for coming along.