Saturday, January 29, 2011

Grandma's Sewing Machine

Grandma's sewing machine made so many things over it's lifespan; wedding dresses, prom dresses, baby clothes and so many everyday things. I wish there were stories that automatically collected every time something new was created on it; some detailed log of the family history that crossed under that needle.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I love New York when it snows. I think it brings the best out of people.
Everyone was taking photos this morning like it was the first snow of the season, people were helping push stuck cars, and people were building happy snowmen.
I'm sure my happiness it partly because I have no car to drive on the snow, I have no sidewalk I have to shovel and I have no bus to take. Regardless, I love it!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Things I can easily become obsessed with

1. Sudoku
2. Sewing Felt Hearts
3. Red Wine
4. Mono Mono's double fried chicken
5. Free Cell Solitaire
6. Rocky Road Ice Cream
7. TBS movies on the weekends
8. Going to the Pierre Hotel for cocktails and snacks
9. Looking online for country houses
10. Buying craft supplies

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sewing 101

For years I've been wanting a sewing machine to sew paper. Much to my surprise, Santa brought me one this year; I was elated. I've been slowly getting used to it & getting better at sewing straight lines. I finally decided to make something besides those straight lines & made a little apron for Miss Gaby. Apparently when she opened it, it warranted an "!"
That was thanks enough.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I wandered through Chelsea Market on Sunday, festive white lights were still lining the hall, people were milling about on a cold but sunny, winter day and a sweet, 3-piece band played off to the side, creating a perfect, lazy-day atmosphere.

As I passed the band, I noticed a man reaching into his back pocket while leaning down to his son. I could tell this was going to be a little “moment” where he explained why he was giving the little boy money to put into the band’s open guitar case. I don’t know what I expected, but his simple words just made me smile...all he said, in his beautiful smiley, french accent was, “because musicians are wonderful.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday James!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

This is going to be a fabulous year; I just know it.
This is the best I have felt at the end of a year and the start of a new one in so long and I really think that it is because of one of the resolutions I made last year (and kept). I kept a thankful journal all year. Every night before I go to sleep, I write 3 things for which I'm thankful. This small action has really helped me keep my focus on all that I do have and it makes me feel like one of the luckiest girls in the world.
You should try it; it works wonders - I promise.
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