Greetings dear readers! For this year’s Thanksgiving, Al and I traveled to Brooklyn to be with our son and his partner. Since that is a 5 hour drive away, we don’t get to see them much, so it was an especially wonderful time. We all pitched in to cook the holiday feast in their small apartment.
The weather was beautiful and every morning we walked 3 blocks to get to a longer promenade along the East River with this view:
Just a bit different from my normal daily walks to the pond, bog, wild Lamprey River, and the elk farm!😊
On Friday morning we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art – one of my favorite places in NYC – and saw the special exhibit on the Tudors (esp. focused on Henry VIII and Elizabeth I) and the special exhibit on Kimonos. Both were fantastic exhibits for textile lovers!❤️ Here’s one piece from each exhibit and I have more for future posts!
The kimonos ranged from traditional to modern. This was a favorite:
I love the poem:
We had lunch at a favorite spot near Lincoln Center. I love ballet and The Nutcracker. Friday night was opening night, but had been sold out weeks before when we tried to get tickets. Al walked in to the ticket office before our lunch to see if anything was available for that night and we got tickets in the orchestra section 10 rows from the front that someone had just returned !!!! Absolutely beautiful and fantastic experience!!
I was in heaven! The NYC Ballet is the BEST and the staging is amazing. These 2 photos are from the web site, of course
I forgot to mention that we went to the iconic Russian Tea Room for dinner Wednesday evening – it’s a lovely space:
My guild has an annual friendship/holiday party every November and we do a gift exchange, preferably something hand made. I’m using the table runner I made for that as my November Mini:
It’s 28.5 inches long, 15 inches wide.
I foundation paper pieced the trees and staggered the setting.
I added a line of green hand embroidery to set the center off from the border:
I machine quilted it and used some fabrics on hand for the backing:
I took some hexagon stars to New York with me for some hand piecing in the early morning hours before anyone else was up and will save those for the next post.
Go to Wendy’s blog “The Constant Quilter” (link on right side) to see the Monthly Minis by other participants!
December is almost upon us! The winter solstice, the holidays, the end of 2023, my annual assessment of what I’ve done and where I want to go…..Wishing all my readers a peaceful and joyful month!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi