Hello girls anyone for a slice of cake?
For the crafty at heart, how about this beauty for your next celebration?
What a wonderful window display and if you hadn't guessed already it's the window display for a 'trim' shop.
Trims as in ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, braids, bits n bobs, this n that, you name it they've got it.
M & J Trimmings is one huge shop, beautifully laid out, room to move around easily and friendly, helpful staff.
Girls, I uploaded the pics extra large so you could get an idea of how big this place is and the amount of stock they have.
If they haven't got what you want, then I don't think anyone has.
I visited quite a few fabric/trim shops in the Fashion District and this is by far the best.
Certainly beats Spotlight, hehe....
Another creative window display....
Remind you of a certain children's book?....
Now I can assure you I wasn't paid to advertise this shop, but if
they would like to send me a 'goody bag' of trims as a thankyou, I certainly wouldn't turn it down!!
Maybe Edward could get a job at M & J Trimmings....
Weekend venturing saw us down at Battery Park, heading towards the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
I discovered the Urban Park Conservancy and my heart skipped a little beat or two.
A vegie garden....
an oasis of greenery in amongst the asphalt and bricks of the city.
Lots of vegies and flowers, balm for the gardeners soul....
Of course I discovered some Zinnias, beautiful in their faded glory....
Love the bean trellis...there'll be one like this in my vegie garden this Summer.
Rows of Rainbow Chard and Marigolds.
I can't tell you how happy this garden made me feel......
I could've stayed there all afternoon and explored the pathways through the garden
There were lovely purple/white eggplants growing, Kale, Tomatoes, Capsicums, you name it, it was most probably growing there.
Click on the link and read all about it, they'll do a better job explaining what it's all about.
A little gem if ever there was one.....
Another stylish scooter, parked on the street.
This is for Mr. Micawber......thumbs up or not?
More time spent in Washington Square Park on the weekend.
Just as well it's a large park as there are so many buskers.....
The 'Piano Man' was back and he had a very attentive little, old lady .
Wasn't sure if she was really interested in his piano playing or needed somewhere to 'prop' and have a rest!!
The busker is the one in the silver suit, the other guy was trying to get in on the act!!
He certainlydidnt' endear himself to the buskers in the park.
Time for 'walkies' about a dozen dog's all up, spotted on my way to the Guggenheim.
Pretty sure the red back pack is full of doggy treats, hehe....
Looks like the dog far right is sitting up nice and straight waiting for one of those treats!!
So being a grey, gloomy and somewhat damp day today, it was a good day for inside adventures, so the Guggenheim it was.
"It's a big white building and you can't miss it" were the directions from a doorman a block away.
He was right you can't miss it and the queue of people........oh boy. But it was a fast moving queue and out came the brollies when the rain came down.
Part of the Museum was closed due to the installation of an upcoming exhibition, but that was OK.
Still got to see lots of great ART, ART, ART!!
van Gogh, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso and so the list goes.....thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
No photography allowed, sorry girls.
I love watching the pigeons in the parks and seeing all the different colours.
So, last night I stitched up a sewing needle book using some wool mix felt I bought.
Along with a 'little something' I picked up at Anthropologie it will be a 'thankyou' gift to one of you adventurers who have kept me company on this exciting journey.
I will draw the giveaway at the end of the week, so all commenters names will go into the draw.
Hmmm, better start writing the names out now I think!
So here we are Tuesday, the last full week in NYC.
You can probably guess what I want to say next....something to do with time!!
When we first arrived I wondered how I would last the distance.
It's such a busy, bustling, noisy, vibrant city, so different from home.
But I laced my shoes in a double bow, pinned on my adventurers badge and plunged into the hurly, burly and I have survived....
I have a sneaking suspicion that when we hop on that plane next week. The one with the big, red Kangaroo on the tail and we head for home, that I will be a little bit sad to leave New York.
But I know there will be a little bit of Sweet Birdy Love that will stay here forever in NYC.
Yes, it will be a woolly heart or two or three or more
hanging in MOMA and the Guggenheim and in various parks and on Subway trains but none the less a little bit of me........
Thanks for visiting girls and also for your wonderful comments.