Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Another quick post with no photos

A couple of notes before I go away on holiday:

I've always read blogs from my blog roll, even though I use bloglovin'.  Don't know why.  Just a habit from the old days I guess.  Anyway, I've decided to finally go through my loooooong blog roll and make sure that I'm also following everyone on bloglovin'.  So, if you see that I've suddenly started following you, it doesn't mean that I haven't been reading all along.  :)

I'm going car-tripping to visit family for a couple of weeks, and while my mother has a basic Singer sewing machine, she doesn't have an overlocker.  So I put out a question on twitter as to whether it was normal to want to take my serger with me.  A resounding YES was the response.  Even Mr. A.S.S. thought it made sense.  (Oh yes, I've brainwashed him well.  Muahahahahaha.)  So instead of packing the back of the station wagon with sleeping bags and tent, it will have my Brother 1034D, plus bags of pre-matched fabric and patterns.  Do I know how to holiday or what?!

I have a few unblogged projects that just need photographing, so hopefully I'll get around to it while I'm on holiday.  If not, just imagine two short skirts and one maxi.  There.  Blogging done.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


This hasn't happened before, but when I was deleting spam yesterday, a whole batch of comments were deleted too!  Sorry to all those who commented on my #NYLon post….  >:(

Monday, 9 June 2014

Arise and Meet

Anyone not from the Great White North could be excused for not knowing that we hibernate.

Well, not literally.

But we do tend to hunker down from about November-May, trying to minimize our time outdoors and maximize our time under the blankets.  But when spring does arrive, boy do we break out.  From May-September it's non-stop  music festivals, street fares, film fests and drinks on the terrasses.

Source:  Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 



So now that our record-breaking snowfall has finally melted, we've rubbed our eyes and emerged from our dens with only one thing in mind:  meet-up time!  Caroline of Sew-Eng has organized two events for 2014's brief active season for Montrealers.  


Saturday June 14th on St-Hubert
Fabrics Store on St-Hubert

  • 12h - Pizzelli Coq, 7616 St-Hubert, 514-495-0111
    Reservation under "Caroline Côté" (10 pers.)
  • 14h - Start shopping at KAVA going South
    Kava, 7609 St-Hubert, métro Jarry.
  • 5@7 - Gainzbar, 6289 St-Hubert, 514-272-3753
    Reservations under "Caroline Côté" at 17h (10 pers.)
  • Saturday itinerary in google map.
On St-Hubert, it will be the best place to find :
  • Notions and threads (Kava, Notions stores, etc.)
  • High end fabrics (Couture Elle, etc.)
  • Vast choices of apparel, home dec, vinyl, quilting cotton, knitting yarns. (more than 20 stores)

And if you can't make that one, or need another fabric fix, there's always:


Friday July 18th on Chabanel

Warehouses on Chabanel
  • 12h - Tim Hortons, 9485 St-Laurent TBC ??
  • 14h - Start shopping at Cuir Boilard, 185 Louvain.
  • 5@7 - Rapahël Bistro, wine bar,
    8497 Ste-Dominique (corner de Liège)
     (15 min on foot) TBC
  • Friday itinerary  in google map.

On Chabanel, it will be the perfect day to shop for :
  • leather skins (Cuir Boilard and 2 stores at 99 Chabanel O.)
  • swim/sports fabrics at the unique SuzieSpandex on St-Laurent, corner Chabanel.
  • bargain priced fabrics everywhere (apparel, home dec, not much for quilting)

Quick!  Send Caro an email and join the fun before the dark winter sets in and we have to go back underground.  

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