Thanks to Sue Kersey for sharing this photo of her Butterfly Garden quilt. She wrote:
I just loved this pattern so much and this was so much fun to make and quilt. You have been wonderful to share so much with us all during this pandemic. I so look forward to your emails.
I have spent the last two years using the wonderful fabrics & patterns that I had in my quilting studio. I knew all my stash would be needed someday and I feel so lucky to have enjoyed it during this stay at home time in our lives.
Sue has a very nice stash of fabrics :-). I love the colors in the butterflies and the way she kept the colors moving across the face of the quilt. Well done, Sue!
Sue’s butterflies are vertical whereas mine are flying on the diagonal. Both are good choices and I’m happy to have the opportunity to see the blocks in a different way. That’s one of the best parts of any Show & Tell!
Rebecca Schnekenburger sent in this photo of her happy and colorful Butterfly Garden quilt. She wrote: “After seeing your last email about the free pattern offer, I thought I would share my version of your Butterfly Garden quilt. I made it twelve years ago as a baby quilt for my granddaughter Becca Faith.” It is truly perfect for a baby!
Val Ursulak sent me this photo of her Birds in Toyland quilt… isn’t it cute!!! Val finished her quilt in record time so that she could have it up for this Christmas. I love everything about this quilt—thank you, Val, for sharing it with us.
Wow… what a building! I went because my friend, Cece, told me not to miss it. I stayed for the tour because a nice, but insistent, docent said that it was a much better use of an hour than shopping would be. She was right!
Patience, or Fortitude, on guard at the front door on Fifth Avenue:
These are the actual, for real, animals from Winnie-the-Pooh:
These stuffed animals have been well-loved, worn, and mended. Piglet is much flatter than I imagined he would be—and tiny!
This illustrated book from the 14th century (if I remember correctly) is lovely, with bright colors and the penmanship is totally amazing. But I could not help thinking of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I can hear it playing in my head :-).
The Rose Reading room is huge, beautiful, and very quiet because it is for reading. Seriously. You can get in to read or on a tour. You can no longer walk through it as a tourist who is not going to read.
The chairs look comfy…
As I said, lions are the mascot. This one is on a drinking fountain. The library opened in 1911 and the marble looks worn enough that it may be original to the building.
The library houses so many collections, books both rare and common, maps, photographs, original works of all kinds… there is just so much. It is a treasure worth visiting!
That is either Patience or Fortitude in front of the NYC Public library, decked out with greenery.
These are some of the many shop windows I saw. It could be I only noticed the ones with lots of aqua OR aqua was the color this year. it could also be that I kept taking pictures of the windows at Anthropologie.
Decorations were not limited to windows…
And, of course, there are the angels, the tree, and the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center that are festive and a little crowded, both in the daytime and at night…
Times Square is always bright and festive and I can’t help but love it :-).