Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dear NC, I miss you so! I've been horrible at keeping in touch, and I neeeed to change that. The thing is, I'm still living at my cousin's house and I never want to use the phone while I'm here b/c I'm always with them and feel I'm being rude if I talk on the phone. Also, to get "away" means I need to go to my bedroom/outside and it's cold!!! I need to move out and get my own apt and own schedule and a life!
There are creepy?cool?
I think I'm going to get this, it's on super sale ($50!) and I love it.

I also can't wait to move b/c I want to paint the walls!

And lastly, I'll leave you with this hideous thing. They actually make this at my work. ew. Who would wear this? Ever? Lucky me, I get to buy all the fabric for this line (not pick it out, just purchase). Can't wait to see what else they come up with. BUT! good thought, I really want to make a quilt and we have sooo much fabric laying around the factory and I am hoping I can take some of the sample yardage and eventually come out with a fancy quilt.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Loro Piana mill

I got to go tour one of the fabric mills earlier this week! They took us through the whole entire process... starting from the animal fiber, carding, combing, spinning the yarn, weaving, dying, finishing, drying, etcetcetc.

Cashmere comes from this animal

Merino wool from this one And Vicuna from this
This mill made the most beautiful wools/cashmere/saxxon/merino fabrics, much more expensive than anything I can buy. They are actually an Italian company...also have a huge mill over there (umm. field trip there, too please!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

dun dun dun

I wish we could all hang out right now!
might have to make a new project, too bad I left my sewing machine in NC :(
I want this little bugger.
Gummy Bears.
aren't they the cutest penguins? I went to see them at the aquarium in Boston this weekend.

Look, I don't know why this photo wont rotate. But, here's downtown Haverhill. Pretty sad, eh?