Monday, May 30, 2011


Good afternoon . . . I hope you're all enjoying the first summer weekend of the year.  In ultra-typical New York City fashion, summer arrived -- wham-o!  Overnight. After a very cool spring, we're looking at 100-degree days this week.

Remember the days when we used to put away our summer/winter clothes?  Not anymore.  You just have to keep your Gore Tex hip-length parka next to the tank tops with the spaghetti straps . . .  and dress accordingly.

I did a wee bit of stitching this weekend . . . nothing major.  Just a handful stars, which seemed appropriate this Memorial Day Weekend.  Do you find yourself reaching for "patriotic" stitching projects during national holidays?

We managed to see a few ships that sailed into the harbor during Fleet Week.  The ship that captured hearts is this one we spotted from our rooftop.  The USS New York (above -- click photo to enlarge) was commissioned into service in 2009.  It was forged from tons of steel recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

Is there a floss that color?  If so, surely it must be called Battleship Gray!

As you spend this day with your families and friends, I wish you a peaceful Memorial Day.  Thank you for remembering the many men and women who have served our country.  Warm hugs to you all.

1 comment:

  1. We went from highs in the 50's to over 90 degree weather in a snap as well! I have my favorite hoodie in the back of the closet on standby though.
    Beautiful star stitching.

    I guess I've head my head buried in the sand but I had no idea the USS New York was made of steel from the World Trade Center. How awesome is that!?!