Monday evening at N.Euclid Avenue and Bryant Street in Highland Park. Steve was driving. It was raining and the sun coming and going. You know a rainbow is somewhere. And there it is!
This is not any ordinary ice cream sandwich.
It’s a Leona’s Pittsburgh Ice Cream Sandwich. Click the link to see all their fancy flavor combinations.
Thanks to FedEx, the Pittsburgh themed T-shirt quilt arrived this afternoon. Right in time to celebrate my son Mark’s birthday on the 26th. Happy Birthday Mark.
I knew you’d love it! I was excited when you FaceTimed me as you opened it up. And of course your second call, showing me how Henry the Airedale was sniffing the quilt, looking for grandma.
My granddaughter Maura took the photo of her Dad with his birthday gift. Thanks for sending it Maura.
I took the shirts Mark gave to me and added a few so it was a row longer, scouting a thrift-shop, the closet here in my home, and ebay for the vintage Gateway Clipper T-shirt, where Mark worked when he was in high school.
I learned how to back the shirts with interfacing so they were flat and stable when they were sewed together. Thanks to Lisa S of Storm Sew for her tutorial and for her professional long-arm quilting services. Lisa can create a t-shirt quilt from start to finish, or complete your own sewing efforts like she did for mine. The quilting pattern was called Broken Glass. As soon as I finished handstitching the binding, I boxed it and drove to the main FedEx shipping center. He received it less than 24 hours later.
This house jumped out at me- well, to my eyes. I’ve driven by it a thousand times but never saw it before.
The Allegheny River is below the back of the house.
Right in the parking lot.
Tiles in the sidewalk in the Friendship Neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
NorthSide Rooftops with Snow