Wednesday Giveaway

(I’m posting this before Wednesday because I’m sending a newsletter early. That gives you more days to comment!)

I was going to pass on the Wednesday Giveaway this week, but I have a good one! I have one copy of The Quilter’s Planner for 2018. Click here for more info on what’s in the planner. It’s really nice!

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Unfortunately I don’t have the companion magazine with pattern but it’s possible that the winner might be able to find one online.

Leave a comment/reply on this blog post to enter the drawing. A winner will be chosen by the random number generator Thursday, December 14.

Would you be interested in silk scraps?

While I was in NYC, I bought a scarf from an artist, Lydia Crespo, at Chelsea Market. We talked, and when she found out that I sewed, she asked if I would be interested in her silk scraps. She has a lot and hates to throw them away. I assured her that even though I didn’t need them, one or more of you might love to have them.

Email Lydia (info@argamandefiance.com) or click here to go to her site and email from there.

I bought the Black Gold Speckled Raw Silk Cape.

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Could I have made it myself? Yes. Would I ever make it myself, and speckle it? Probably not. Am I glad I bought it? Absolutely!!! This is the only scarf I own (and I own way too many scarves) that stays where I put it. And it is neither too warm nor not warm enough.

This is also the only scarf I own that has slits that are useful and that disappear when I wear the scarf like a scarf.

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So, there you go. If you are interested in Lydia’s scraps, I hope you get some!

Storm King Art Center

On Friday, after Thanksgiving, we went on a road trip to the Storm King Art Center. It is an hour’s drive from the city. Jeff drove, Celia navigated, and Steve and I enjoyed looking out the windows :-).

The 500-acre grounds are perfectly designed to house large-scale modern sculpture. We spent hours walking the site and enjoying a perfect day.

The trees and grasses are perfect accents to the sculpture. And sometimes people are the perfect accent!

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The mirrored picket fence was unassuming from a distance but great fun up close, and low.

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My favorite was Andy Goldsworthy’s Wall, behind us, below.

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This trip was Celia’s idea. She has some really great ideas!

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We flew home yesterday. And even though it is always good to be home, we both miss the kids. Luckily, we have been invited to return next Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving – Macy’s Parade

Happy Thanksgiving!

It was crisp and clear this morning — a beautiful day for a parade! Lots of people out and about.

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On the way back, at Lincoln Center…

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Truth be told, I am not a parade lover. But the Macy’s parade, on Thanksgiving, with the kids, is an exception. I do love this experience.

 

2 days walking NYC…

Central Park…

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Views from the High Line…

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The globe at Columbus Circle, seen from below coming up the stairs from the subway…

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A mosaic wall near Chelsea Market…

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Our view from the Hilton Garden Inn…

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When I got back to the hotel and started putting my stuff on the bed, I realized that I am very monochromatic this trip. Good thing I have a bright green jacket :-).

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