It’s hard to believe but we finally went out two days in a row for fun! Jeff and I are so bogged down with work that we have literally made ourselves prisoners in our home (or home offices is more to the point). I was so claustrophobic that I said, “screw it,” and off we went!
Last night we took Evan to the mall — clothes shopping and cell phone repairing — only to find out that even the gay families have to face the realization that their kid has racked up 3800 text messages in one month and $300 extra on his phone charges alone for the month! It’s not like we didn’t warn him but, he knows better. After-all, he’s lived for almost 16 years! Grrrrrr!
I love Cuban food. I lived right off Calle Ocho in Coral Gables (Miami) in the 80’s. I ate at La Caretta several times a week. It’s still my favorite Cuban restaurant in America!
After dinner we hit Barnes and Noble and a bought a couple of truly crappy books from their ON SALE RACK. You know that I love this kind of shit, and, well, I just couldn’t leave them there, but it’s a shame that trees lost their lives (and I almost lost mine for bringing another quilting book into Pickle Road) for these books.
Today, we got up early, and at Evan’s request we headed to New Hope, Pennsylvania!
It was a cloudy day but a fun one. It wasn’t too cold. After we exhausted New Hope we went to Lambertville, New Jersey (which is walking distance from New Hope — across the bridge that goes over the Delaware River — a stone’s throw from where George Washington crossed the Delaware).
Liza Lucy lives in New Hope. Also, the Mancuso Brothers (of multi quilt show fame) have their offices in New Hope. Here’s the train station in New Hope. Even the train is vintage and it still runs! Big plumes of billowing smoke! Beautiful!
I love to visit these towns. I always find myself inspired.
WHAT I WANTED:
As you can see on the sign above, there is a great music shop above Bucks Coffee shop. I was [thisclose] to buying a ukulele! I’ve wanted one for years. Now you know I’m going to have to go back for the damn thing. Shit, if Ricky can play the piano, I can warble on a ukulele! I’m feeling my blood pressure raise as I type. I shoulda bought the fricking thing. Damn! Ever find yourself in this predicament?
WHAT JEFF WANTED:
He didn’t get it. That’s A LOT of money. So we dream. What we did get were some small patters for our collection of Fiestaware. We got the peacock, the lime and the red platters.
We could AFFORD the platters! LOL
I found this vintage dress on the street and loved the fabric design and colors!
Here’s more of my window shopping.
My Attempt at being Artsy-Fartsy
Sorry Ladies! Look What’s Coming Back!
This “feature” was in today’s newspaper in New York City. Ugh.
No matter how sweet, tiny, and delicate, any woman who wears these shoes walks like a Clydesdale!
Be Warned! Neigggggggggggggh!
Friends and Foes
Click here to read (Feb 16 entry) Ramblings from a Fabric Obsessorwho wonders if her blog will be chosen in the Friend or Foe list. She’s never read Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home.
Take a look at Cowgirl Quilter’s blog. All you have to do is click here. She thinks I’m brilliant (and I so agree)!
Bitnbyaquitingbug’s blog shows my Crystal’s Quilt. I don’t think she’s seen the magazine. Maybe someone should tell her to hold on to her hat! LOL Click here to read it. By the way, I love the blog name: Bitnbyaquiltingbug. I’m a moron. I had to read it super slowly before *DING* I got it! LOL
The writer of the Quilted with Loveblog really put a lot of thought into her struggle with quilting magazines (in general) and Quilter’s Home. Maybe I’m just a mush but it almost made me cry. Anyway, even if you’re not interested in the QH part — take a look at the quilt that her daughters are fighting over. I just love it and might have to jump into the sibling boxing ring because I want it too! LOL Click here to read it.
Later kids! xoxom