Sunday, July 27, 2008

July in New York

This month I have travelled to upstate New York and New York City. Very contracting places but I loved both for there own special qualities.
I first taught in Saranac Lake at the Adirondack North Country Quilt Camp. It was very hot but set in a beautiful area around Lake Placid. I taught 3 full day classes. We had great fun creating pincushions, the Victoria Tote and the Thistledown Table Rug. Here are some of the projects in progress to entice you to get out your needle and thread.
I just returned from a fun filled week in New York City. My son Andrew is interning in the city this summer so I just could not pass up a visit. My quilting friends Kim and Cathy joined me. We spent many hours in the trim stores and came home with enough trims to embellish for the rest of your quilting careers. We also visited the Folk Art Museum as well as many interesting new stores. We took in a cruise around the city which gave us a very different perspective.
We found a wonderful park under the bridge in Brooklyn which was full of inspirational art.
My son Jason would have loved it!
We finished our evening standing in line for 1-1/2 hours the famous pizza from Grimaldi's Pizzeria. As you can see Andrew and Kim had to pose for me before getting stuck into the garlic and cheese pizza we ordered. It was delicious! Well worth the wait.
Aimee is due back this week from her 3 week stay in Spokane. It has been a very productive visit. Wendy keeps sending me photos of all the projects they have been creating.
I just hope she made some for me! They know I love handmade wares.
She has been dabbling in handmade pottery, cement flower pots and bird baths, picking strawberries, learning to dye wool and even been kayaking a few times.
I think life will be very boring once she returns!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being the "Doer of the Week!"

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  2. What a beautiful site. I'm struggling at home trying to survive advanced stages of breast cancer and your beautiful handiwork has just lifted my spirits today. What a blessed person you are. Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us. It would be a blessing to be able to learn from you. Keep on keeping on. You will only gleen as you share and become more inspiried.

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  3. Just another thought I wanted to say. As I read through your whole blog it seemed as if I had traveled with you.....and that is truly wonderful for someone like me who can't leave my home much because of my illness. Thanks again.

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