NYC trip

Hello,

I went off to New York City this week with Sue Ellen  for three days.    It was great fun.  First we went to the Museum of  Craft and Design.  There  was  a different show on each level as usual.   They were mostly about light and sound.  It was fun and beautiful.IMG_9267The next stop was Central Park where we watched the pigeons as they enjoyed the sculptures too.   We walked to Time Square where we stopped in the M&M store.   I had to purchase Pumpkin Pie Flavored M& M’s.  I was amazed by the walls of choicesIMG_9263  Across from this on was another with eight shades of purple on it.

Friday we got up and went to the Bronx to the Botanical Garden  to see the   Chihuly show.     This ” Rods and Logs” sculpture was the fist we visited.   Then we walked  to the Native Plants garden to see this Boat.I really like the colors here  and the reflections.     We walked to the library and viewed his sketches and “Baskets”.  Even though the drawings were one three or four lines, it sure was a great testamentIMG_9285 for doing sketches before you begin a work.    This Ice Blocks  sculpture was in front of the Library.   We went to the greenhouse and looked  at more work.     I think I took as many photos of plants and flowers as I took photos of the glass.   In this last one  the glass and plants sure blend together nicely.   We visited the Succulent Garden  the Rose garden, the Lilac Garden, the Cherry Blossom Garden, and two waterfalls.    We rode the sub way back to 59th street where we got off and walked to a restaurant for dinner.   Then we went down to Time Square and the theatre where   we watched “Kinky Boots”.    We enjoyed our day  and we walked over 23,000 steps.    I will be hard pressed to beat that record.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday we   got going and went south to the Whitney.   I liked the Calder display the most.  But I have been in love with mobiles sense I was in the  sixth grade when we made them in art class with Mrs. Fister. IMG_9349  After eating on the museum patio we walked the High Line Park   north.  It was a chance to get some great views of the city and the Hudson River as well as people watch.   We had a good time and I enjoyed myself a lot.

IMG_9366Tues I dyed again with Liz.    It is so much fun and relaxing to know we will be doing in again in a couple of weeks- so there is no pressure to do it all at one time.

Progress Report: Glyph VI  This work is 33” w X 43” l.   I quilted this one from the center out.  Each section is in a strait line in both directions.  I enjoyed working on this project.IMG_9378IMG_9377

Fractured Glyph This work is 32” w X 43” l.   This quilt is a made from the cut-aways from Glyph VI.   I pebble quilted in the green and gold areas, and reflective quilted the other areas.IMG_9371   This method of quilting means the raw edges are more rugged. IMG_9372

IMG_9362Glyph IV   I am still beading away on this project.  It is slow, but I am enjoying it.

Quartered  Glyph VII I started this project at Judy’s camp.   All the sections are  stitched together now and it is time to connect the units and begin the quilting.

IMG_9360Fall Card   I did this card  to celebrate Autumn  Solstice.  It is so beautiful here and I am enjoying being out doors.

Label Blocks   These are the last two blocks.  I still have labels- but I have run out of gas for this project.   I will make rows of blocks next.

 

IMG_9368I am going to build the back out of black and white fabrics.   So I started cutting today.

Keep Creating

Carol

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