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Saturday, August 3, 2013

A New Beginning

As I sit here trying to think about what to write and how to explain how I'm feeling at this moment. I get a jittery sensation in my chest. The movers will arrive this Monday and my husband, and I will be moving from this house of 42 years. We will also be leaving the State of NY and heading to South Carolina. This will  big step for us.  Sometimes it doesn't feel real, more like we are planning one of our trips. And then I think about who I will be leaving behind. I feel bad that my Daughter is upset that we are moving and I hope she will come to enjoy that fact that we now living in a beautiful resort area where she and my grandsons can come for vacation. And it's not like we won't be back for visits.

And than of course there are my friends. Friends that we have had for most of our married LIfe and longer. And they better visit...LOL....and I expect we will still be taking our trips together. Than there are my Quilting Friends, they are the best. Supportive both creatively and emotionally,through all the ups and downs. They will be a hard act to follow.  So goodbye to Yorktown Hgts NY

                                               And hello Hilton Head South Carolina

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Prada exhibit in Venice

I was going to post this sometime ago. I had so much frustration with posting and adding photos that most of the time I didn't want to bother. Today out of the blue blogger decides to cooperate. Yay!

No way am I fashionista. Oh, I like nice clothes, but I don't really  follow designers. While in Venice though I got a chance to see the Prada exhibit. What fun. My husband and I got a real kick out of it. Here are some photos I was able to take.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


One of the reasons I go for long periods of not blogging is that a lot of time it's a constant fight with blogger. For instant, I have spent two days trying to customize the background on the blog with my own photo. I've resized several photos, and I still get " your photo is too big " .  WTF. Finally, I get a photo uploaded. I press done; I  press apply to blog, it said template applied. Did the background change? NOOOOO! Then there are the posting photos. I decided to upload my photos first then write. However, I can't get to the top of the page. Not only  that there is the blue font that is underlined, and I can't get it to stop underlining no matter what I do. There's more but that's enough bit*hing for now. If you read this thanks.
I needed to vent.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Yours Forever

On April 29th, my husband and I celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary. 48th years ago on our first date, incidentally I asked him out.  I had tickets for The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines on Broadway. He paid for dinner at a small Italian restaurant called Vesuvio. Flash forward, now we are in Venice and don't you know we found a restaurant in Cannaregio call Vesuvio. So of course, that was where we had to have our Anniversary dinner.

We can't remember what we had for our first dinner, but then I guess we were too busy gazing into each other eyes. ...LOL....(sure) this time it was Scalapini e Marsala and Frutta de mare with spaghetti. A nice house wine and for dessert Nonna's torte lemoni.  Everything was delicious.

Friday, April 26, 2013

E Lucean Le Stella international competition

This exhibit was at the Ex Chiesa (church) San Giorgetto. It is now used for exhibits. Tomorrow I will post others that were also on exhibit, but were past winners from other shows.

Canadian quilters at the Verona show.

I had the pleasure of viewing some very interesting and beautiful quilts that were in a special exhibit in Verona. They were at Museo di Castlevecchio. These photos that I have posted does not do them justice. This first set is by Gordana Brelih

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bergamo April 17 -18 2013

I got a real kick out of these animal heads. They were in a shop selling head bands.  I'm posting this from my ipad. Which is not very user friendly when it comes to posting. It will not let me scroll down to make comments on the other photos. So for how enjoy the photos and hopefully when I get home I can comment on the others. The last photo is of the hotel we stayed at.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


I thought I would post a few photos of my trip to Italy.  Here are just a few photos of Bergamo. 
This  was our 1st time here and it was recommended to me by my friend Ellen. Thank you Ellen. We thoughly loved our 2 day visit here