Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kimono: A Modern History

Took a brisk walk on a chilly day to visit The Metropolitan Museum.  The kimono exhibit was gorgeous, as I had hoped and expected.  I dig the Japanese sense of design. The show featured fabric, variety and innovation, and history if you cared to read the displayed text.
It's there until January 19, 2015.

An official photo. The rest are mine.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Crocheting for Charity

Once a month, I try to attend IN THE LOOP,  a knitting and crocheting club held at the World Financial Center. We focus on projects with a purpose, knitting and crocheting garments and gifts to benefit those in need.

For the past few sessions, I had the pleasure of visiting with my friend while we crocheted. Betty Chen, needlewoman extraordinaire, finished the fingerless gloves with speed and precisions.
I had to take the pattern home to complete mine.  
Just mailed them to our club leader, Ina, in NJ, today.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cynthia's Shawl

Dear Rebecca, 
Last night I cuddled up in this sumptuous shawl while I meditated. I sit near a window, so it was great to be able to feel so cozy and warm. I really love the look and feel of this hand-made shawl. Thank you so much for the beautiful and generous gift. I will treasure it, and use it often. 
Love, Cynthia