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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Anderson Park 2011

What a beautiful Sunday morning!  Church, diner and then the fine arts & crafts show in Anderson Park, Upper Montclair.

It could not have happened on a nicer day - cool, clear, sunny.
Putting out a few bales of hay always makes me think of autumn.
This was the cutest booth!  Filled with clothes and shoes for American Girl dolls, it was filled with little girls in the afternoon.

This was unique!  I had not seen a drinking fountain that accomodated dogs before today.  I liked it and so did the dog. :-)

Fifteen minutes to relax on a bench and listen to this talented musician was not nearly enough.  I could have stayed there all afternoon!  And, I could also watch the soccer game going on in the middle of the park.
A wonderful walk, a little shopping, music, sports - this day had it all.
Then, off to the Nutley Farmers' Market to get some fresh corn for dinner tonight.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Hard to believe that it has been 10 years, I watched the memorial service today.  The new national memorial in NYC is spectacular.  I have not been downtown to that area since the attack, but now a visit would be good.

It was especially nice to hear the readers of the names thank the first responders, the volunteers on the pile, the construction workers and everyone who is responsible for this beautiful permanent memorial.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jackie's School Bag

Finished in time, this school bag is the same as the project bag that I made for my friend Linda.  When Jackie saw that bag, she thought that the same pattern would make a great school bag for her.

She had little time left to take on a new project before school opened.  She was thrilled and I was happy to offer to make it for her. She even had fabric that she thought would be perfect.  And, after I realized that the raindrops should fall down rather than sideways, it turned out to be one of the cutest projects I have ever made.  AND, it is soooooo Jackie. 

I made that little tuck-inside purse from leftover fabric from the same line - Tula Pink's Prince Charming.  It will be so convenient when she just wants to leave the big bag in the car while she runs into a store.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rob's Birthday

Rob's Birthday is today!  We had a nice family get-together yesterday at the Cheesecake Factory in the Menlo Park Mall.  With everyone so busy, we decided to meet there to reduce the travel time for everyone.

Reading the cards and opening the gifts are always fun.  It was a very pleasant afternoon.

I have a feeling that Rob is going to have another great year :-)