Archive for June 2013
I am the official self appointed photographer of my Tuesday sewing group. I did not know how important a position this was until a recent email conversation that was brought on by a picture I posted here on our blog. The condensed version is that Pat worked on a quilt top that Judy never saw, and Pat didn’t remember working on, so how could it possibly be on Bev’s blog????
A few projects being worked on at Judy’s on Tuesdays:
Judy finished a hot pink number
I sewed together some applique blocks. This is a project that I started a few years (decades) ago.
Judy and Claudia are slowly but surely working on this striped project, the pattern is by Ardvark Quilts. Funny name, yes? When Judy tired of pink, she went orange. (Yes, she is a prolific quilter!) Cindy, was working on this last week, so I’m late documenting this. These nine patches are TINY!!! Claudia introduced us to the correctly titled Sew Demented bag.This is Claudia’s original. Quilters do not like to do zippers…this bag has FOUR zippers! But we all HAD to make one. Claudia was a dear, and ordered a zillion different colored zippers for us. She then put up with us acting like two- year- olds while she coached us through construction. This is the outside of my bag. Claudia made another one while encouraging us. Judy made this one for her grand-daughter. Nancy visited, her bag is the one in the middle of the table. She is helping Cathy with zipper insertion.Pat worked on hers today and is making a French General bag for herself. Hopefully I’ll have pictures of them next week when they are finished.
My grand-dog is so cute. I’m glad he and Marlow are getting along so well.
In my defense I was out-of-town, my computer was out-of-town, and it’s too hard to write the blog and add pictures on my phone even if it is smart. My New York trip started with our traditional Mani pedi, then on to a tasty Mediterranean meal with you. I’ve missed you, so it was good to see my Sweetie.
Since it’s Friday, I’ll start with a gorgeous window box from my travels with Janice through NYC IN THE POURING RAIN!
We dined at Peter Luger’s, had a great meal at Patrizcia’s. We went to Smorgasburger, but didn’t buy any food. We visited Arts and Fleas and Whisk We met Daniel who owns the Brisket Place. (He went to Art school in Philly. He wants to critique the mural Cathy is painting for my grandchild when it is finished.) We were snubbed by the people making a JLo video who parked their RV in front of your building. We had a wonderful Bloody Mary made by Eric at the Rabbit Hole. (Although Daniel recommended the Bar/Oyster for Bloody Mary’s and Diner for cheeseburger’s.) I slept in your bed, I agree, it is very, very, very comfortable. I had a lovely evening with you and Mike when you returned from your weekend away. Poor Chester had to be worn out…he had three people to follow around during our visit. He wasn’t sure who he should sleep with, so he took turns switching between Kitty and me.
I’ll end with more flowers on Friday…from Sprout, another stop on the tour!
I love our little apartment and neighborhood . . . BUT . . .
Amazing, right? Design Sponge did a post on the apartment today. I think Mom-Mom would love it too . . . with all the bright colors.
Yeah, I know, amazing. Happy Friday!
Mike and I met Dan and Jeannine for dinner last night at ABC Kitchen. The dinner was to celebrate Dan’s birthday (which is today – Happy Birthday Dan!). It. Was. Amazing. From the house made ricotta with strawberry compote and grilled bread . . . to the pretzel dusted calamari . . . to the chocolate cake with malted chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallow icing . . . I’ll be dreaming about it for a very long time. I’ll have to take you there sometime.
It was at dinner that we heard about James Gandolfini’s passing. I was never a die-hard Sopranos fan but I have heard that he was truly an acting genius. Life is just so short . . . you can be sitting in Rome with your son and just . . . leave . . . it’s just so incomprehensible . . . I think that’s what has impacted people the most . . . the shock. I was reading my favorite daily blog (EOS) and she had posted about how James actually saved her marriage. It’s a pretty incredible post . . . take a look if you get a chance. RIP James.