In all my visits to New York, I rarely leave Manhattan (at least not on purpose … there was a quick little trip to Queens last Thursday, but that was only because I got on the wrong train – oops!). But yesterday, I took the F train to Brooklyn … to visit Brooklyn General. I’ve been to Brooklyn before (walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and visited the Botanic Garden on my earliest visits to the city – two highly recommended field trips … except when it’s hot and humid like it’s been this week) but this was my fabric shopping trip.
I enjoyed a pleasant walk through the Carroll Gardens neighborhood (Brooklyn didn’t seem quite as hot as Manhattan? or maybe it’s just that there were lots fewer people on the sidewalks?) and found the shop without any trouble.
It was a little smaller on the outside than I expected. But once I was inside, it seemed big enough!
The wall to my right had yarn (lots and lots of yarn) and to my left were notions. I spent my time with the patterns and the fabric. I ultimately chose a bright floral cotton and my first 100 Acts of Sewing pattern.
The salesperson was really helpful and nice. I had a great time!
It seemed most appropriate that the train ride back to Manhattan was fun, too. Sara says I get too much enjoyment out of people watching. I don’t think so.
I fly home later this morning. Hopefully I won’t have any adventures to report from that!