Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Time Once Again

Here's the quilt with the Christmas Tree. I'm posting this picture because I was looking back at earlier posts and saw the picture of the quilt with the tree back in December 2007. Check out that post. The quilt was much smaller then. This quilt is certainly a life lesson. If someone tells you that you must prepare 9000 hexagons and then sew all 6 sides of these hexagons together, it sounds like an unsurmountable task. If you work a little, work a little, slowly over time, the project doesn't seem quite so overwhelming.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thanksgiving in New York

The quilt travelled to New York for the Thanksgiving holiday. It did NOT want to get roped into another game of Bingo!
One of the most enjoyable things we did was a circle boat tour that made a complete circuit around Manhattan. Here is a quick visit to the Statue of Liberty

The quilt visited the birth of the gay rights movement: The Stonewall Inn.

In New York, we stayed in a condo found on VRBO, Vacation Rental By Owner. Here is a view of the Empire State Building from the condo. The view was truly amazing.

What would a visit to New York be without a visit to the New York Public Library? Here we pose in front of one of the lions in front of the main library with the branch in the background.

After seeing the Empire State Building from the window of the rental condo, the quilt insisted on visiting the top floor observation deck. Here we see the Chrysler Building in the background.