Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lots going on!!!

Dear blogging friends,

As usual, I'm hopping from here to there, and everywhere in between!!!  But I still love reading your blogs and hope to get more posting done on my own!

We took a quick trip last week, and had such a good time!  We went to New York and spent a few days, enjoying the fun and the big city hustle and bustle!  I love to visit New York--been there many times and I never get tired of it!  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and this was the wonderful view from our room:

We always take a Gray Line Tour--it's the best way to see the sights. This time, we took a harbor cruise, too, and that was fun.  It's been years since I've done that.  Here we are, enjoying the sights on a really windy day!

This is a great view of Lower Manhattan, with the new Freedom Tower.  I love the tiny little red helicopter in the upper left--

Because I'm a church organist, no trip would be complete without visiting St. Patrick's! This is the gorgeous and huge organ there:

On the tour, we stopped and saw Strawberry Fields, a memorial to John Lennon in Central Park.  I've seen it several times, and I still feel sad when I visit.  It was decorated for Halloween, and people are always there, singing, crying, and taking pictures.  Sad.

Night time is beautiful in New York--here are the lights at Rockefeller Center, near the skating rink. The flags around it are so beautiful.  I really love New York, and we had a wonderful time!

I actually did a little stitching on the plane!  I am almost finished with this little Prairie Schooler freebie card--a Halloween design!  I'm always stitching on the wrong holiday! But at least I'm stitching!  I am making a solemn vow to start stitching on a Prairie Schooler Santa!  I have all of them and have never stitched a single one!!  That is really too bad because they are so lovely!  I also want to stitch those wonderful freebies from Plum Street Samplers--The 12 Days of Christmas!  I really like those, too!

You may remember that I have been having some work done at the house--I have gotten back most of the upholstery!!!  They were SUPER fast!  I am loving all of it!  Here is a tiny peek of the kitchen chairs...I love leopard!  These were oak chairs with sorta flat bottoms--they puffed them up and they are so comfortable now!  These were at my mother's and had rust velvet seats--I'm not sure what she would think of the leopard--but she'd probably be glad we're enjoying them!  I will post bigger photos when the room is finished!

This week I started my new organist job at the cathedral, and so far it's been good!  (Ha--that's funny because I haven't had to play yet!!)

Thank you for visiting and please come back again!  I still have a small stack to finish, but I don't think I have any Christmas things ready at the moment!  It's time to get the Thanksgiving tree up, so I'll be showing that soon!  Even though I haven't been posting regularly, I've enjoyed seeing what all of you are doing!!



Jacquie Morris said...

Wonderful photos of New York.... Never been or seen so loved every photo! You sure look like your enjoying the break. Then..... Oooooh LOVE your new chair covers!!! So pretty!! I am sure your mum would approve! Love,y stitching :) boo! Ha ha and yes, I do hope your job is going well, maybe soon you'll get to play?
Big smiles :)

Beth said...

Love your leopard chairs - what a bold decorating statement. I've never been east of Minnesota - I need to see NYC someday. PS is one of my most favorite designers. I hope all goes well on the first Sunday of your new job.

Justine said...

I'm sure your mother would approve - after all you are using her gorgeous chairs but have given them a dash of your own taste and style! How lovely to see furniture treasured like this.
Your trip looks lovely. I have heard that this is the best time of year to visit NYC. It certainly looks like it!
Love your cute PS stitch. A great memento of your trip!

Vickie said...

Love the New York photos you shared. So glad you two had a good time.
Wow. Talk about giving the chairs a new look and life! Awesome.

KimM said...

Your trip looks absolutely lovely. Beautiful pictures- especially the tribute to John Lennon.

Andrea said...

Beautiful photos of New York. Looks like you had a great time.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

It was a wonderful trip!

Ariadne said...

Ah NY I still remember vividly my 17 hours' stay there!AriadnefromGreece!

Angela Tucker said...

Frances, your pictures of New York are wonderful. What a nice picture of you and your husband. :-) You have a beautiful smile.

I like those chairs! Animal print is all the are on the cutting edge of interior decorating! I kinda have my house done in "animal" hair, fish tank, more dog hair!! LOL I think your mom would be thrilled at the change.

Have a great evening!

Carol said...

I've only been to NY twice, but very briefly so I enjoyed your photos, Frances! And I so look forward to you finally stitching a PS Santa--you're committed now!! They are such fun and I know you'll love it :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've been to New York a couple of times and fell in love with it - wish I could go stay for a month! blessings, marlene

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Frances, thanks for posting those lovely photos of New York. I've only been there twice but loved every minute of it both times. That city has a vibrancy all its own. Happy Stitching.

diamondc said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, I like New York but would not want to live there.
I love the chairs and that leopard print is perfect, I look forward to seeing the finished room.
Love your Halloween stitch.