Monday, August 04, 2008

I'm going to the Big Apple.Not this big apple. This is Grandma's cookie jar. It always contained slightly stale lemon cookies. Slightly stale lemon cookies are always served with a 7 oz. bottle of 7-Up, but who doesn't know that?
I'm going to this Big Apple for the very first time. Hubby has a work related trip and I'm hitching a ride. We will stay on a few days after the work is done. The list of things to see and do (Hubby made a very nice spread sheet) has grown long, yet remains do-able. He even included cross references to the smashed penny machine locations at the places we plan to visit.
I'll leave you with this little cutie of a pin cushion. A quilt camp pal sent me the link for the tutorial. Honestly it took longer to select fabrics than to assemble.
The Princess and Harper are holding down the fort for us. It's time to finish packing and make sure I have plenty of charged batteries for the camera. See you next week.

28 comments:

Catherine said...

Have a great time in NYC!
Thank you for posting the link to that pincushion pattern! I love it -- and think I have the perfect fabrics in mind for it! :-)

Mar said...

The pincushion is adorable, love the fabrics chosen. Have a wonderful safe and fun trip. How long will you be gone? Just how many of those penny machines are there in New York?

Stina said...

Love the pincushion...prim and not... :o) Thanks for the link!! And have a wonderful time In New York!!!
Take care...

Connie W said...

NYC is a fabulous city! When two step-daughters lived there we had many wonderful visits...ahh, the restaurants! ENJOY!

Screen Door said...

I thought you had left--- You have to get a Statue of Liberty Pic--- I'm sure she was a quilter!!!*S*

Have a great time--- drink lots of starbucks for me.....

paula, the quilter said...

O I am jealous! I have never been, but TheKid loves it there and his Godfather lives just across the river. Enjoy yourself.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Have a fantastic trip...beautiful pin cushion..

Judy said...

Have a great trip!!

Jeanne said...

Have a great time in New York City! The City Quilter is a great quilt shop if you have time. Cute pincushion.

Marcie said...

Oh goody! You are going to NYC! You could sell those pincushions on the street corners you know. Every New Yorker will want one! It is adorable! Have a great time!

Darlene said...

The pin cushion is very cute. Have a wonderful trip - enjoy, relax, enjoy, relax, enjoy, relax, enjoy, relax.......................


:)

Kathy Wagner said...

Have a great time in the big city! I found it a little much in terms of sensory overload - too much to see, too much noise, too many people, too much activity, etc...but it's probably because I'm getting old!

Stephanie D. said...

Can't wait to see photos and tales of the Big Apple! Hope you have a great time!

The Calico Cat said...

My hubby has a business trip coming up next month in Philadelphia. I said, "Please stay longer..." Now if he could get permission to go to the conference in San Diego...

BTW My MIL is in the NYC area...
(If you visit her, then I don't have to.)

The Clico Cat did not sleep well & is feeling a bit snarky this morning...

yellowfarmhouse said...

Really cute pincushion Libby. I hope I'm not to late to wish you a wonderful trip. Will see you when you get back :).

Hugs - Karen

Linda said...

Love the cookie jar, well I'm one who didn't know that you drank 7up with lemon cookies. Hope you have a fabulous time in NY. I have to ask (cause I don't know) what's a smashed penny machine for)?

KCQuilter said...

Okay, now you are on my BAD list LOL!! You cannot imagine how long NYC has been on my to-go-to list but can't get hubby on board! Waahhh (me whining). Have a super, super time and report every little detail back to us.

Karen said...

Wow, have a wonderful trip!! Love that penny machine page.

Guðrún said...

You did a great job choosing these fabrics, it is so Libbish. Have a great trip.

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh I am so looking forward to hearing all about your trip!
Love the pincushion, it is very cute.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I ams so jealous, i would love to go there but it would probably scare the ...... out of this little country girl!
Pincushion is gorgeous.
have fun, the 4sqs quilt you recived is absolutely stunning-and it is great to see your hexagons out again, Tracey

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wow, big trip!!! From the West to the East coast, I bet that will be one long plane ride. :) I have never been to NYC, but Hubby and I both would love to go some day. Can't wait to see some pictures! Wonder what kind of quilt shops can be found in the big apple? Lol*

Patti said...

Have a marvelous time Libby!

Julia said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip!!!ackpsd

Carole said...

Lovely pincushion! Have a fun and safe trip!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, Libby, how wonderful! Have fun. I know you will and I cannot wait to hear all about every little detail!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Have a fab time in the big apple...I used to have a pale green apple..from my grandma... until a mover broke it. Love the pincushion... think I may make one today. Really need a new one.

MightyMom said...

now that's adorable! have a safe trip