Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Oh, dear the day is getting away from me and I haven't even started packing yet. Packing for where, you say? Well, I'm headed to Nashville tomorrow and then daughter Anna Maria and I will head out to New York tomorrow evening. I will finally get to see just how she goes about showing all her beautiful art to her clients and future clients at what I call her "trade show" at the Jacob Javits Center. We will stay with my son, George, and his family on Long Island. (He is going to have quite a schedule keeping up with us and all the things that he and his family happen to be doing on an even busier-than-usual weekend for them--including graduation at Fordham University where he teaches). I've made the trip with Anna Maria twice before, but those years, she happened to have a newborn it tow each time, so I stayed at my sons with the babies--different baby each year.

Anyway, the matter at hand: packing. Well, first of all, I need to fold and put away the laundry--I waited until today to do it so husband Terry would be sure to have clean clothes while I'm gone. And I have to decide what to take--gonna be pretty cool this weekend, I hear. If you look through the piles of laundry, you might just see my latest baby quilt--a gift for my son and daughter-in-law's new godchild.

You can't see it, but I'm finally putting name and date on my quilts. But you can see some of my new chenille stash that I used for the backing. You can barely see that the "quilting" on this one is the outline of a butterfly.

But there are a couple other things that I need to take care of, too. As the Christian world prepares to celebrate the Ascension tomorrow, Orthodox Christians signal today as the "apothesis", "leave taking" of Pascha (Easter). Today is the last day of the year that we use the greeting , Xristos Anesti, Christ is Risen. So I will move the red eggs
that we received at church after the Resurrection service from the mantle to a less prominent place.

And the beautifully Ukranian hand painted eggs

and the Resurrection icon will be put away for another year.

But in 10 short days, we will have the wonderful celebration of the "birthday" of the Christian church: Pentecost.

In the meantime, I'll have some time in New York--hopefully that will include SHOPPING! And the first order of that business will be fabric and yarn. Anna Maria knows just the place: Purl Soho--they have both yarn and fabric as I recall. So, you see, this really was about quilting and knitting!


Anna Maria said...

I don't care what the post is about as long as you get packed and get here so we can have our fun!
I love you and can't wait! xoxo,AM

The Wooden Spool said... two crack me up, typical momma and Anna's comment on this post!!! Have lucky ducks getting to stop by Purl Soho!!! Get packin, ladies! Better check back in when you return, with fun photos! Can't wait to see!!! Have a safe trip.

Mary Lynn said...

OK, I'm packing, I'm packing--and my camera is going in the bag!