Monday, April 4, 2011

More Of The City

While the Infinite Variety show is what took us there, we found other things to keep us occupied.
Well, for one, you don't go to the restaurant capital of the world and not have a good meal or three. Thanks to Rue 57, Tao, and Clinton Street Baking Company, we ate well. Rue 57 is charming and has great food - but beware the Tuesday Night Special. The steak is bigger than your head.If you happen to get to Tao - order the Banana Pudding for dessert. The waiter suggested it and so do we. And as for Clinton Street Baking Company......order anything at all - it will be wonderful.Once fortified, make your way to Pins & Needles, a new little stitching and quilting shop on Lexington Avenue. It's tiny, well lit, high energy, and adorable.Here's Rachel with some of her well chosen fabric.

At the same time as the quilt show, there was a nice little show at the Cooper Hewitt.
Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay. A wonderfully displayed show of the Art Deco artist, fashion and fabric designer, Delaunay.
It was inspiring and surprising. What stopped us in our tracks were the photos of the fabric department of Metz & Co. Department store in Amsterdam, where most of Delaunay's fabric was sold. If a fabric store could be a monument to style, taste and function, certainly that store was it. I wonder if it is still as grand as the 1930 photographs?

Now, let's get to the good stuff..... the winner of the American Banner Rose fabric is, The Lazy Quilter! I drew another number and Nancy of Marietta Georgia will get a little something from the gift shop at the Infinite Variety show. Lazy Quilter, and Nancy - email me here and I will get the goodies to you.



Camille said...

Laurie- love that picture of you. Isn't Rachel so great? I met her in Minneapolis last fall and she was a doll.

BTW, got your new line to photograph today- it is beautiful. Well done, you two. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Any rug hooking blogs you can recommend Polly? Your list of 'favorites' is all quilting!

Also, could you share some hooked pillow ideas sometime? Thanks. Enjoy your site, but am not a quilter, I'm a hooker and really enjoy when we get a sneak peak at something 'hooked'!!


Pookie said...

I can only assume you design your fabric wearing shiny high heels, too, right? :D

TheLazyQuilter said...

Thank you so much for your generous giveaway. I can't wait to make some new cool things, including some Just One Stars! :)

Hotquilts said...

Thanks for sharing your goodies to women who will enjoy them. Also thanks for info on the NYC good eats, a new shop and the Cooper Hewitt show. I'd never known about Sonia Delaunay and will enjoy doing a bit of research on her.

Debbie said...

Checked in on your blog today and noticed that the sign for the Pins and Needles Shop says "second floor". Reminded me of the trip to New York I took for the Westminster dog show. All the buildings are so tall and narrow. The picture of the escalator at Macy's in one of your earlier blog posts made me remember that as well.

Janet said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!! And thanks for all the great pictures of what you did (and ate!) while in New York!!

TheLazyQuilter said...

Even prettier in person - much thanks!

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