Monday, October 18, 2010

Day One In NYC and I Need A Nap!

We got up early and had breakfast then DH went off to flight school. Sigh, I was on my own. I knew I needed to look up when things were open so I didn't waste my time going somewhere that wasn't open. Good thing too as some of the things I wanted to do are not open on Mondays. So first up was to go to get on the bus and go into the city. Armed with my trusty map off I went.

First place to go? The Garment district. Lots of fun fabric and trim shops. I found a shop called So Good and bought some twill tape to use for my labels. The guy told me a dollar a yard but I told her I found it online for 0.29 per yard so he undercut that and I got 30 yards!!
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Please forgive the quality of the pics I am still trying to figure out DH's camera (and mourning the loss of my own). I found my way to Sew Elegant and bought some Dupioni silk pink, cross woven with green. What I hear you asking, why? Well a LONG time ago when I went to Paris I bought some beautiful velvet green cross woven with pink! I envisioned a dress with the velvet for the bodice and the silk for the skirt.
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I had been to MJ Trimming before but it was a nice eye candy stop again. So much color.
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I am now starving so I stopped at Ben's Deli. I had corned beef and I must say the coleslaw was amazing! Now off to Macy's and some shopping.
I rode a wooden escalator at Macy's. I had never seen one before, have you? Then I found Fiestaware as far as the eye could see!
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Look at those square plates and mugs, Tervis tumblers and those new rectangular bakers. LOVE IT!!
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I didn't buy anything there though. I left and ended up in the Foot Locker and got myself a pair of Zumba shoes. I turned around and saw some Converse high tops in Texas orange! I texted DS to see if he was interested and asked if they have a size 13. They did so now he has a pair of orange Texas shoes too. Check out those cute ribbon laces on the white shoes.
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I spied an Old Navy and thought I would stop in there. So glad I did. I got a few cute things.
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The green, gray and white are cami's, the Halloween one is a t shirt, the black one has ruffles and is like a tee shirt material and the aqua if a cotton sweater.

I am back in the hotel and am I ever tired! I think we will just eat in DH will stop on his was back to the hotel. I'm not that hungry even though I only ate half of my sandwich and no bread! So I hope you have enjoyed the trip so far. Tomorrow the American Folk Museum and City Quilter.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh what fun Pam! Wish I was there!

Joanne Lendaro said...

whew! what a day!! glad you figured out hubbies camera, love the pics~

Joyce said...

Sounds like a busy day. I spent 6 days in NYC the end of July. Way too hot! I managed to find City Quilter, thought it was a very nice shop. Hope you have fun.

Shari said...

Sounds like so much fun! Love your shopping and dashing about the city! What a great vacation for you while DH studies!!

Needled Mom said...

I'm in love with the dupioni. Why would you need an excuse to buy such lusciousness????

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Goodness - I bet you did need a nap. But, Oh, it looks like such fun!

Allie said...

This looks like fun overload - wish I was there too!

Brenda said...

Wow how fun all those shops look! And fiesta ware in square. I did have not seen those. I have cobalt blue from years ago and have two place sitting of the red which I want about 10 more setting so I can set my whole table with it. Want want. Glad your having a good time.

Crispy said...

Yummmm my favorite thing in NYC....corned beef or pastrami on rye with their killer coleslaw or potato salad LOL.

You are really going to be stylin' in those Zumba shoes :0)


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Having fun in the big city, eh? Thanks for taking us along...

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