Sunday, May 1, 2011

To the holy land, via Southwest

I have to travel again this week for work. I was quite pained when I heard this news, until I heard where I'll be going. Chicago.

Suddenly, although the pain of travelling and missing my kids wasn't lessened, there seemed to be a little light at the end of the tunnel.

Vogue Fabrics. I haven't stepped foot in that store for something like 18 years? My mom and I went a few times when I was in high school and college. It will be so great to be in there as an adult, with my re-found interest in sewing for myself.

I set about making my travel plans with two things in mind - I wanted to leave after my kids go to school so I can see them off in the morning, but with enough time to cab it over to the store and back before my meeting starts.

I chose the lovely Southwest Airlines as my carrier. I love Southwest. They're cheap, they're friendly, their flights are on time almost all the time, and best of all - bags fly free! I'm packing this afternoon, and although it feels a little crazy, I'm actually packing my smaller roller bag and then I'm going to zip it into my large roller bag. That way if I do happen to find any lovelies at Vogue Fabrics, I'll have plenty of bag space to bring it home - for free!

I'm going with my new determination to dress more chicly in mind. Silks will be welcome, especially ones that are washable. I have plenty of jerseys and knits but I wouldn't be opposed to welcoming something new into the mix, like silk or linen jersey.

Wish me luck, I hope to be back with a post full of excitement from my trip to the Holy Land.


  1. Oh! It IS the MECCA of fabric stores!!

    I moved from the North side of Chicago almost two months ago to Pittsburgh and having been missing my dear, dear Vogue desperately. I made a quick trip back simply just to restock.

    Have a wonderful time!!!

  2. What did you find? Its been a whole 48 hours and not a peep. Sheesh! :)