Last play at Shea

July 21, 2008 at 2:20 pm 4 comments

New York. Was. Awesome.

We had such a great time with my family. Alex was meeting everyone for the first time, and they treated him like family the second they met him. I knew everyone would get along just fine, but it was better than I could have even imagined. My grandma just adored him. Seriously. They’re now best friends forever. I think she likes him better than she likes me!

Wednesday was Billy Joel’s “Last Play at Shea” — well, it was supposed to be his last concert at Shea Stadium before it gets torn down, but he added another show for Friday. So we saw the second to last play at Shea. Doesn’t sound quite as catchy, but it was still a fantastic show. Billy played for three straight hours, and Tony Bennett, John Mayer, Don Henley and John Mellencamp showed up as surprise guests. What an awesome experience.

One morning, we went to a little town on Long Island called Sayville, where I found an adorable fabric shop called Patchworks.

I warned my family that I would be a while, so they walked across the street to get coffee while I shopped.

Their fabrics were beautiful, and the ladies who worked there were just lovely.

They gave me a “repeat customer” punch card even though I told them I live 1200 miles away. Only seven more yards of fabric and I get a free yard!

Sayville had some great boutiques. One store had a display of green and blue lamps and paper lanterns that will serve as inspiration once we own a home and have more areas to decorate.

Our time in New York was wonderful, and I really wish we had an extra day or two to spend with my family. Miss you guys already! Thanks for everything!


Entry filed under: Fabric, Family/friends, Look where I went, Things and stuff.

So long, farewell, adieu Atomic Holiday Bazaar III

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kalki  |  July 21, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Ooh, I adore that brown & blue polka dot fabric!

  • 2. Hannah  |  July 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Oh wow! What a wonderful experience I am sure. I remember when I first introduced Jason to my family, I will never forget that feeling. So it sounds like you had a great trip! I love the fabric. Isn’t it fun to find the little fabric shops, it is always inspiring to me. I am glad that you had a great trip and are home safely, now get to work I want to see what you make with your gorgeous fabrics and what are do you have in my with the inspiration of green and blue laterns????

  • 3. Ellen  |  July 24, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    NY misses you too …. you are just the most wonderful sweet person — we LOOOOVE YOU!!!

  • 4. Jenaveve  |  July 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Wow, what a great post! Awesome trip, the ‘meet the parents’ experience, NY!!!, Billy Joel (AND John Mayer), stunning fabric, family that will go have coffee while you take your time browsing fabric… what more could a gal ask for!


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