Sunday, July 11, 2010

So excited about vacation....

Go HomeAfter much discussion, we've finally chosen a place to go for vacation. Here's what the list looked like:

  1. Grand Canyon
  2. Niagra Falls
  3. Smith Mountain Lake, VA
  4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  5. New York City

The best part is that we found the perfect spot for where we are in our crafting and creative lives (me, hubby and kiddie):


How cool does that look?  I'm already dreaming of browsing all day through the stalls.  I've seen this featured by my BFF Martha Stewart, who says it's worth going just for the food!   We're hoping to see Coney Island, too.  Any other ideas?   We'll be spending time in Manhattan, too.  Which fabric stores do you all suggest? 

I've been to NYC several times, but never as a sewing/crafter/thrift store junkie.

Please leave ideas in comments, or send me an email.

Of course, I'll take lots of pics and report back afterwards (we don't go until 7/24).


Unknown said...

I haven't been, but have always wanted to go to Purl. Their site is

Ellyn said...

ooooh I love NYC! You must hit up the City Quilter. fun fun! so many fun things to do there, I could write a whole blog about just that...

Kathy said...

That looks like fun!!! There are so many cool places in the city. You may want to swing by the garment district.

Sheila said...

Well, I was going to say Purl and the City Quilter, but I see that I've been beaten to the punch! Both are great. Also, wander around the Chelsea Food Market. I lived in NYC for a while, so if you want some tips about places to eat, etc. then send me an email and I'll send you a list (no need to bore everyone here with it!!) Enjoy! It is a fabulous city and my heart aches for it on a regular basis.

Debby, crowefan0517 said...

I live an hour from the city & I would also suggest the City Quilter shop. A very nice shop. Hard to believe there's only one quilt shop in NYC. If you want to make a memory quilt/project be sure to check out their selection of NYC fabric. There are loads of fabric stores in the garment district, but be sure to go to Mood from Project Runway fame.
M & J Trimming is an awesome store for ribbons, beads, buttons & all kinds of trims. It's a really bright & cheerful store. LOADS of embellishments!! I haven't been to the flea market. I'll have to check that out myself. BE SURE to see a Broadway show. The half-price ticket booth is a great deal.
If you have any more questions or need some more ideas you can e-mail me at
-debby, chester ny

Nonnie Quilting Dreams said...

gO TO PAULA NADLESTERMS WEB PAGES... SHE IS a native New Yorker and post links.... She says best place to shop is the garment district. She has been on TQS 500 series showing off her favorite stores when I get a chance I will look at my DVD and make you a list.

Lady Rags

Nonnie Quilting Dreams said...

Here is a link to her web page / blog.