Friday, June 17, 2016

Birthdays, Broadway, Crumbs, & Pieces

Family reunion gathering in NYC last week allowed lots of laughter, eating, Broadway, celebrations of 3 birthdays, and the practice of CROWDING survival skills!

Book of Mormon!

Something Rotten!

My husband was honored with a very special distinguished alumni award from Wagner College and it allowed for some very special family time.
We visited with old friends, family, and I remembered I hated crowding and why I was eager to move away...

As a quilter however, one of my favorite parts was the "me" time I snuck in & the visits to MJ Trimming & The City Quilter it allowed.

MJ Trimming is like eye candy & honestly... I didn't buy anything because I was too in awe of all I was looking at! 

The City Quilter was a great modern quilt shop & I purchased a few panels & yardage of NYC themed fabrics that they created themselves!

My Fav NYC fabric: A City Quilter exclusive creation

And while I was VERY relieved to get the hell out of NYC and return 🏡 home... it was a special 
visit with memories I will cherish.

Crowding left us with minimal motivation for getting across the city for the "real" museums... 
so we settled on a few hours at Madame Tussauds down the street from our hotel.

this pretty much sums up how my daughter and I felt on the street of NYC...

The Brooklyn Bridge!

Since returning,
Spring cleaning has been pushed into fast forward as spring storm delays have lead to a summer heat wave... 

So quilting time has been limited...

more crumbs...

It was a red week... 3- 6" and 1-5"

I tried to paper piece a new name tag using the logo for the Tyler Modern Quilt Guild... but by the time I was done, it was too large. So my old one will have to do...

I printed out our logo & use it to create a paper piecing pattern...

completed block is 4 1/2" by 4 1/2"...  


selvage edge name tag

My Daughter Deandra & I


  1. Jealous! I do love that black and white NYC fabric.

  2. Jealous! I do love that black and white NYC fabric.