Our Grandmother Made This

My sister sent me this photo of the doily our paternal grandmother made. It sits on a chair at my sister’s home. Years ago, I’d stitched it onto the solid fabric pillow.

It’s a good way to display an old fashioned hand crocheted doily. The shape suggests it was to protect the chair back where your head would rest.

Certainly we’ve spent a lot of time at home this past year.

NYC Mouse and Pharmacy Windows Guest Gallery

My sister captured two different Christmas windows in NYC in her neighborhood. It’s tricky shooting through the glass. Seeing as I’m not going anywhere I appreciate the blog contributions.

One with a mouse theme and the other a Christmas village in the Pharmacy window.

Around NYC Guest Blog

LEGO Store

My sister sent me some photos of store windows (my favorite is LEGO store) from a walk around the city

Love the TAXI shoes
Angels at Rockefeller Center
Window reflections

You can eat a lot of things, getting to what you really wanted in the first place.

This post was first seen on April 18, 2011

Nov 9, 2020 I’ve been thinking about eating onion rings. I told my sister on the phone. She remembered I had this photo of her at Cowgirls Restaurant taken in 2011. Do you have something you’ve wanted to eat but substituted other choices?

April 18,2011-The last couple of days has been lovely eggplants and inviting mangoes still-lifes. Time to shake things up. Cowgirl Restaurant offers a FOOT high tower of onion rings on their menu. Mary suggested it for a starter. The party of 5 at the adjoining table ordered one, too. The tower is reminiscent of the kids’ game Ring Toss or those stacking towers of graduated size doughnut rings on the white base. When it’s brought to the table, other diners can’t help but stare and there’s an audible response as they watch it served. There are healthier choices available- corn chips and blackeyed peas salsa or the “made fresh twice daily” guacamole with onions, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Someone had a birthday celebration and you should have heard the giant triangle being stuck repeatedly to get everyone to sing.

No room for dessert- no peach blueberry cobbler , no lemon meringue pie but one of their specialties is Cowgirl’s Original Ice Cream Baked Potato -vanilla ice cream shaped like a big ol’ spud, dusted in cocoa and topped with loads of hot fudge, chopped pecans, whipped cream and a little pat of butter (frosting.)

All I searched for was onion rings Rutheh and this came right up.

Hani Shihada Sidewalk Artist in NYC

Hani Sidewalk Art  

click above link to see more examples of Hani’s artwork. Hani Shihada is billed as the Original Sidewalk Artist  (and due to 25 years endurance) he’s also the Last Sidewalk Artist in New York City ( according to his website)

Mary and I were coming back from the train in Grand Central.  We went to the Hudson River Museum.

Seen Sunday afternoon on Greenwich Avenue by Seventh Avenue as we were headed home..

 I’ll return on Monday morning to see the result and add it to the post. No rain predicted