Oo ah oo ah oo oo, Kitty (or anyone else)
Tell me about the shops in New York City
Okay ... maybe I made a mistake in that bit of lyrics, but this is what has been going through my head for the past week or so. John & I will shortly be spending a few days in New York City. Neither of us have ever been there before. Our discussion seems to center around where & what we can eat ... lol! However, I am on a search for "can't miss" knitting shops & yes, cross stitch shops as well. If anyone can throw a few shop suggestions my way, I would greatly appreciate it : )
Not much has been happening here. We are oh so slowly working on getting the house ready to list it for sale in April. On Monday I have an appointment with the endodontist to take care of my second root canal infection. Since it is a lesser infection, the major surgery I had to have done in January will not need to be repeated ... thank God! I anticipate a simple procedure, quick healing, & little, if any, pain. Yesterday I finally finished putting together my complaint against the dentist I had so many problems with last year. My insurance paperwork is not close to, but nearing, a blessed end. My health seems to be relatively okay at the moment. The "very, very, very bad thing" is in the hands of an attorney who assures me that all will be well. Please do keep praying about that one.
I cannot bring myself to stitch yet but I will not let IHSW pass me by. I will, however, be participating in my own adaptation ... IHKW (International Hermit & Knit Weekend). I am continuing to work on the socks I posted about on Wednesday. I knitted the heel flap on Sock #1 last night & will next be turning the heel.
I you are puzzled as to why my knitting is lying on a bunch of puzzle pieces, it's because John & I started working on a jigsaw puzzle the other day. We enjoyed doing the little 160-piece one that Santa brought me this past year so we decided to purchase a 1000-piece one. You can't tell but it's a winter scene showing a quaint little village with lots of snow, & of course while I'm working on it, I'm thinking "I wish I lived in this place!" I cleared off the dining table so we'd have a work space & here's what it looks like in here right now.
I apologize for the clutter you see in this photo, but be thankful for the clutter you can't see : )
The birds have been enjoying the seeds we put out for them ... especially these little guys.
Sometimes that bush you see in the first photo is filled with 8 pair of cardinals. It's gorgeous, but the moment I grab my camera, they decide to scurry. At least I can capture a single one on film every now & then : )
Other than knitting, & puzzling, & doing a bit of house sale preparation today, I will be making killer potatoes. It's a good day for killer potatoes. For my followers who may not have seen my post regarding the preparation of this artery clogging creation which John & I came up with years ago, feel free to look here ... & here. Mmmmmmmm ... I'm looking forward to dinner : )
I wish you all a happy weekend!