The predicted foot of snow did not show up here. It turned to rain and by Saturday it was sunny. Hooray. So off I went to Victoria's loft in Manhattan for the NYMetroMod meeting. It felt great to get out, and since the last meeting I attended, the group had swelled to 38 people or so. Because of my travel schedule, I had missed a lot of meetings and it was fun to see the enthusiasm and the show-and-tell. Here are just a few.
Janet cut up something she had made in a Nancy Crow class, added prints (horrors!!) and made it her own. She is an experienced quilter who does her own thing, including surface design -- and her work is very nice. I have known Janet for a long time.
I've seen a lot of quilts made out of old ties but this one is atypical and makes a strong visual statement - especially from a distance (which this photo is not).
On my two block stroll from the Port Authority to the meeting I saw a couple of pull-down doors that made me smile.
After the meeting I stopped at International Market on 9th Ave. and 40th, across the street from the Port Authority's back door. Loaded up on spanikopita, taramasalata, tatziki, dolmates, olives, pita. We have feasted for two nights and there is enough for a lunch. I roasted some golden beets and added salt, lemon juice, wine vinegar, olive oil and dill. And tonight I made a roasted eggplant dip.
After I got home on Saturday I decided to recover the ripped, hideous cushions on my favorite chair. I have had the room painted and am in the throes of reorganization. Keeping in mind the fact that I cannot sew, I feel pretty good about the result. My mother taught me to make slip covers by laying the fabric on the cushions and cutting. No pattern. This, I can do. Not well, but well enough.