City living has many wonderful things to offer - culture, dining, job opportunities, but the suburbs have desirable destinations, too, like...Target* and Ikea**. When I visit my sister in New Haven I usually request a trip to either of these "big box" stores or, gulp, The Mall. And since I began sewing last summer, I demand being taken to Joanne's. The fabric doesn't get me very excited, but I have yet to find an easy place in the city to get basic things like thread, zippers, bias tape, etc. I volunteered to feed my sister's cat, Betty, this past weekend while she was vacationing in Belgium. My mother said I was a saint to take a 1.75 hr. train ride to feed a cat. I would agree except my sister left her keys so I could take a road trip to Joanne's.
* Technically, Brooklyn has a Target but it is the world's worst Target and is dead to me.
** an Ikea is being built a few miles from my apartment - something I feel very conflicted about.
And can I tell you how excited I am about my new bobbin case! How did I live without this? My previous storage "solution" was a ziplock bag which encouraged unwinding and intertwinning.