We met our friends, Lorna & Robert, at Arriba Mexican Grill for dinner. We ordered margaritas...you can see below. They look huge, which they are, but to be truthful, there was very little actual tequila in it. Linda, Lorna & I with our ginormouse margaritas.
Well...not this project. My friend, Lorna, from Canada made me a Potato Bag. We tried it and it made potatoes in the microwave that had skins like in the oven.
I am also joining Kelli & Finny's Sew Along this year. The first project was the Good Day Hat from One Yard Wonder's. You had to do some math after measuring the circumference of a circle I figured out the diameter. Thankfully, I had a bowl that measured it perfectly!
The finished hat.......not sure I will ever wear it BUT I learned something from the process.
Well, I took a bus tour (a few days worth where I would tour, get off, walk around and then take the subway back to where I wanted to be) and we saw Grant's tomb. I will always remember my Dad asking who was buried in Grant's Tomb??
I was Sauniell's secret pal back in 2005. She was fun to shop for and she was so sweet because she sent me a thank you gift that I use to this day, stitch markers! We had a great dinner at Josie's. We shared our meals and enjoyed some great food and wine.
It is funny because although we have never met in person, I felt like I knew Sauniell and I can honestly say, that we had a very nice few hours together with not a silent moment in the conversation! Thank you Sauniell for taking the time to meet me on my visit to NYC! It was definitely a highlight!
I decided to walk around the neighborhood and have breakfast. I stopped at EJ's Luncheonette and it was definitely worth the stop. I was lucky enough to get a small table by the window to people watch during breakfast.
Breakfast was SSSOOOO GOOD. A Greek omelet, potatoes and toasted challa.
Inside the diner...
After breakfast, a stop to Knitty City.....yes, I bought something (a pattern and a bag).
And finally, a view of my hotel. It was definitely a budget hotel but worked well for a trip where little time is spent in the room so I could spend money other places.
I loved the beautiful flowers at the green grocer's along the street.
I spent a few days in New York over the holidays. I had not been there in a couple of decades. Getting there was a very long day....that ended well with a wonderful Thai dinner that included one of my favorites, green papaya salad. A visit to Times Square.