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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

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"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend in New York

Another great weekend back in New York with Sam and Nadia .... We enjoyed the basketball at Maddison Square Garden on Friday night ....



Earlier in the afternoon we had an amazing look through the New York Stock Exchange including a walk on the floor arranged by a friend of SAMs who works there ....


A Saturday stroll along the high line showed us there are many green spots in amongst the high rise of New York ....



A visit to the Chelsea Market and the spice and tea shop was amazing ....



Today's walk across the Brooklyn Bridge was beautiful but we couldn't believe these guys painting the bridge so high up with this their background .. 



A fantastic breakfast in a cafe in Brooklyn .... 


And ferry rides back followed by lunch in a Central Park ....  Last day here tomorrow before we head east to Montana ....




Saturday, August 23, 2014

Washington DC

We have had a great few days exploring Washington DC and staying with some old friends, Glenn and Ellen.   Explored all the famous monuments, ate well, caught a live concert with Josh Groban performing with the Washington DC orchestra and a live stage show of a Stephen Sondheim musical .... A bit of culture to add to our sightseeing tour .... Here we are with our friends and their cute granddaughter Zoe ....


Ellen does beautiful patchwork and quilting so I was right at home here ....




She is Norwegian and loves celebrating Christmas and had some beautiful pieces to show me .... Including this lovely scrap quilt being hand quilted at the moment ....


Lots of amazing scenery and a special time spent with friends ....


Arlington memorial, Lincoln memorial and many others ....



Monday, August 18, 2014

The City Quilter, New York







Fancy stumbling across The City Quilter on a Sunday afternoon stroll in New York !  What a fabulous find .... It even kept David and Sam amused for a while ! 





After a lovely brunch at the yummy Bluestone Cafe in Soho, we wandered up to Chelsea and found such a lovely shop .... 




These two were pretending to be really interested while I was looking around ....




I found Gail Pan's new book on the shelf ....




And found a few little bits and pieces to purchase .... 




Then enjoyed some Sunday afternoon roof top drinks ....



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Farewell to Cape Cod




Early tomorrow morning we will sadly say farewell to Cape Cod and head back to New York .... We have enjoyed our time in Boston and Cape Cod and especially the beautiful warm weather.  Today we caught up with Larry , a friend who used to work with my brother about 35 years ago in Vermont ... He owns a restaurant in Cape Cod and it was great to catch up ....




Saw lots more beautiful scenery and amazing houses ....






The tide was a long way out beyond the salt marsh on the edge of this beach ....





Friday, August 15, 2014

Cape Cod



Have had a great few days in a Cape Cod with our Canadian friends, Clive and Irene .... Such beautiful houses, beach walks, sunshine and great seafood .... This house was in Provincetown yesterday ...




Beach walk this morning with the seals watching us ....





Huge horseshoe crab which we found on the beach ...


Great friends to spend time with and surrounded by beautiful houses and scenery ...


Clive and David outside our house ....






Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Boston





Caught the train from New York to Boston this morning .... And how beautiful and peaceful is Boston after the buzz of New York! 



Boston Common is such a beautiful oasis in the middle of this lovely town ...



And I found a lovely shop called Stitch Boutique .... It just beckoned me through the door into such a delightful treasure trove of silk threads and needlework ....



We came to Boston to catch up with David's nephew Ben and Deb and their 3 very cute girls .... And we wandered through the park before dinner at the Cheers Bar !





Monday, August 11, 2014

A day in Harlem





We had another amazing day wandering around Harlem and the surrounding area today .... Enjoyed an amazing lunch at a great jazz restaurant called Red Rooster ... For all you Australians, don't think anything like Red Rooster as we know it!!  It was fantastic!   We sat right below this incredible quilt which was in the wall so I knew this would be a good lunch ....


The food was great ....






We wandered around Harlem enjoying the atmosphere and taking in the beautiful tree lined streets .... 



And even though it seems like we are eating all the time ,  we aren't!   But we did enjoy an exceptional meal at Gramercy Tavern tonight .... A special dinner gift given to us by Ash, Tim and Jed xxx