Friday, May 29, 2015

a day full of sunshine

Literally and figuratively--a joyful day in NY.  No rain!! I met my friend Carolyn at City Quilter; Carolyn and her husband Bruce are here from England, spending  a few weeks in and around Manhattan, visiting friends.  Luckily for me, the friends had other plans today, so Carolyn and I had a chance to browse around the shop and then go for lunch till Bruce met up with us. 

Ahem. After declaring that I never buy fabric, I managed to make a liar of myself with these two fabrics I couldn't resist.  (Especially since they were on sale).  They don't look like me, do they? 

 Love those cocktail glasses with the striped stems (the fabric designer seemed to think they were posies - but what does she know?) and the color combination makes me smile.  Ditto those big circles.  They are so whimsical that they are inspiring me (to do what?). Washed and ironed, they are smiling at me while I finish making those string blocks.  Four more to go and then the real work begins.

I just made a small pot of coffee so I could stay up and sew. There is something lovely
about being able to make coffee at 10:pm and stay up as late as I want to because I don't have to be anywhere else tomorrow. I love my little French Press that theoretically makes 3 cups, but it really makes only one.

On the counter is a strainer with yogurt that will be labneh (Lebanese yogurt cheese) by morning. I have been reading cookbooks for recreation, which is not such a great idea when I am trying to lose weight.  But I walked 4.5 mi. today so I figure it evens out.  Before leaving the city, I stopped at the International Foods shop on 9th Ave and 40th St. to stock up on feta, spanikopita, kalamata olives, halvah, taziki, and taramasalata (their taziki and tarama are the best anywhere, hands down). Oh, and Lebanese pita which is thinner than Greek pita.  Tomorrow, I will have a Lebanese breakfast.  But tonight, back to the sewing room for a little while, at least.


8 comments:

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Cool fabrics, but I would swear I have read that you don't like pink... go figure! So glad you had good weather for your day in the city. And your description of all the goodies you bought made my mouth water... sounds delightful!
BTW, made my first paper pieced block using your method... very easy to remove the paper. Thanks for posting about this. Now I can really tackle getting rid of some of my stash!

Kaja said...

Yum! Enjoy your breakfast. It seems very appropriate that your 'prove you're not a robot' thing instructed me to 'choose all the food'.

Linda Hicks said...

Glad the trip to NYC was dry and that you made a successful find causing a new adventure! Surprises all around us. Have fun. Beats four hours of two dance recitals today! I may recover.

RBCochran said...

Pink?

RBCochran said...

Pink?

Martha Ginn said...

Yes, it's great fun to stay up half the night sewing when tomorrow is a "free" day.

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Lisa Filion said...

I love those fabric choices!