Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are cooking here at the Seaport! I will post a long (interesting) update this weekend - for Mary who told me to "update your blog, please!!"

In the meantime:

click here to see me at one of my jobs!

see you soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two Weddings this August! (and an earthquake and hurricane)

Hi All,

We have been busy, I have two jobs now, working at Lion Brand Yarn Shop and Pace University. (YAY!)

Since so much has been going on, I thought I'd try some other methods of passing on information. Click the links to see what is going on.

Slide show of a Lion Brand Yarn Studio demonstration:
(I'm in some of the slides!)

(copy and paste this link into your browser window)

This guy was just so cute knitting in the back of the shop. (I asked his permission to photo and post...)

We went to two weddings:

Neil and Laura's

(click the link below to see ALL the photos)

and Jim and Sara's

(click this link to see these photos)
Jim and Sara's Wedding August 6, 2011

After we got home, we had an earthquake....

My friend Ellen posted this quote on her Facebook page:

VA QUAKE BREAKING NEWS!!! The USGS has determined that the epicenter of the Va earthquake was in a graveyard just outside of DC. The cause appears to be all of our Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves."


Then we had a hurricane and had to evacuate Rob from his waterside apartment. This is how Manhattanites evacuate:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I LOVE Where I Live!!

My Neighborhood:

Cello player on the corner, playing classical music by the way.

Rainbow over The Spotted Pig. (I think I was the only one who noticed, you know those NYers are too busy to look up!) And I knew it would happen, being from Florida and all..

Mounted police on my street...

I thought it was really cool, but:

I don't think the UPS guy did - he was getting a ticket!
(From horseback!)

And here is what I did last Thursday:

Watch the video for a really informative hour of information from a Toronto entrepreneur!

Watch live streaming video from etsy at

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spinning on the Highline

Hi all,

Just want to post some photos:

how I spent Monday evening...

Cathy's yarn:

bright and beautiful!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

How cute!!!

I have the BEST story for you!

I met-up with my spinning "Meet-up" group a few weeks ago and met the nicest young couple. And what a spinning story they had!

Rob and Lauren live together... They both like to make things... Lauren likes spinning fiber into yarn... So, Rob decided to make her a spinning wheel for Christmas! He started in October, using scrap wood they had in their basement woodworking shop.

He had never seen a working wheel, he just understood the concepts. (He's an engineer, if memory serves me right). So he went to work at night. He said he was doing the laundry! Every night. And, each night, so Lauren would not see the work in progress, he dis-assembled the wheel and hid all the pieces.

He did this for two and a half months. Lauren couldn't figure out what he was doing, and was getting very annoyed at his lack of involvement with anything except the laundry!

Lauren's parents were helping Rob: her mom hand painted a beautiful scene on the actual wheel, her dad helped with tools.

So when Lauren complained about Rob to her parents, her mom would say "yes, but maybe Rob is busy... He's such a nice guy...". And Lauren just got more annoyed at the lack of sympathy.

Rob finally decided he better give her the Christmas present in the first week of December before she became REALLY aggravated!

And won her heart again... mine too with this great gift!


Hi everyone,

It's been a busy month!

I found a job at the beginning of March with Aflac! (Yes, the duck!).

In order to sell insurance in New York you have to get a license. This required attending a class, taking and passing a pre-test, then taking the state exam and passing. You all know me, I had to do it the first time, too! So, I did!

It took two weeks of intensive studying but I did it!!! I am now a licensed insurance agent (I will be official when I get my license number.)

I'm going to ask you all for help now though.

Who do you know?

I am so pleased to be working for Aflac, and you all know how much having great insurance helped David and me with his cancer. Aflac offers a really great cancer policy. (It covers so much and is so very reasonable!). I want to help make it easy for others when faced with this dread disease. (The insurance company actually calls the policy a "dread disease" policy.).

So, if you know anyone up here who might be interested in policies, please let me know.

There are many other supplemental policies available as well: short and long term disability; supplemental health, vision and dental; hospital supplemental and accident (on and off the job) supplemental.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Last weekend was Vogue Knitting Live, and (OF COURSE) I was there! So were the crew from Great Balls of Yarn! Here they are in action!

Look closely - it's Becky and Danny digging in a box. Sorry guys, didn't mean to show you SO hard at work! Wow, the booth was packed! It was great to see everyone and get a touch of Florida.

Robin had two great photos on the GBOY blog:

HI back to you!!

And here is the absolute BEST photo:
ME with the Yarn Harlot (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee)!

AND - I'm holding a very famous sock!
Look who else was holding the sock:

For those that don't know what holding a sock means, read this post:

Here is a beautiful sweater!
This charming woman let me photograph her beautiful knitting!

and remember:

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Holidays (continued...)

There was a giant snow storm the day after Christmas, my first snow in 30 years! Of course I took quite a few photos, it was two feet deep! I won't show you all the photos, just a couple entitled: "This is why you DON'T own a car in the city!"

We went away to New Hope, PA for New Years, it was really beautiful in a wintery kind of way.

This is the most beautiful road in Pennsylvania:

AND there were SHEEP!!

FYI - Rob's favorite photo of me...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Catching Up (Again...)

OK, Christmas has come and gone, but I just had to share the highlights before it's February!
Here we are at Rockefeller Center

Midnight Mass at St. Pat's Cathedral!

After Mass... it was COLD!

Then we went to the Carnegie Deli! At 2:00 am on Christmas Morning!

And here's Rob on the job in Southampton!

On the roof:

The job: