Lots of odds and ends here, and a tiny rant to top it all off!
The was a special performance by a group called "Bandaloop", who hung from the top of the building on ropes and danced a sort of modern ballet on the side of the building 4-5-6 stories up. There was live music go with the dancing. It was fascinating! I was taking photos with the iphone, which didn't really do it justice... the shadows they cast were really interesting, and you had the feeling you were watching a ballet from overhead. If you have a chance to see them perform somewhere, do it!
I did eventually find the needles, but I also found a little fabric, including this:
But that brings me to my little rant. Part of the fabric I bought was to make myself a shirt. I haven't actually made clothes for a while but I have a stack of recent patterns from one of the Joanns' sales and so I started pinning when I got home. Here's the question: why on earth do they still give yardage and layout instructions for "45 inch fabric" when no one has made 45 inch fabric for years? Everything was fine until I got to the sleeves, which would lay out fine on 45" fabric but not on the 42" that my fabric actually measures! (yeah I know, I can open up the fabric and cut them separately, slightly staggered, blah blah blah -- but that's not the point!)
Tomorrow: more sewing. Yay!