Oh my gosh, I adore Manchester! Its only an hour away from me at the moment (although I was born much closer) I love all of the cool little shops especially Affleck's Palace, such a fantastic hive of all things amazing! I've not been there since I started my sewing escapade, but I think I might come away from there inspired. At the moment I don't have anything as a favorite inspirational place, but it does feel like the most random of things inspire me at times, ahh well its all good.
I'm not surprised you had a fabric splurge in Abakhan, I have one about 10 minutes drive away and it is amazing yet evil! especially the weighed things! The quilting cottons work out to be less than £3 a meter, total bargain!
Originally I wrote about my love for NYC. I visit often for work and lived there when I first married my husband. Here are a handful of New York pics on a beautiful fall day last October.
Funny coincidence .
There is a store window full of old sewing machines exactly like that here in Paris . When I take people around the fabric stores they always stop and take a photo.