It really does feel like I've been away for a year... but no, I'm just a year older as while I was away from this space, we celebrated two birthdays, Rob's and mine. May is a bit of a birthday-Mother's Day whirwind for us as Rob's day is two days after my father's and mine is two days after his mother's. After all of that celebrating, the weekends can be a bit hectic. This year, for my birthday, Rob and I had a bit of a whirlwind of our own... and it was so, so much fun. We went to the theater, New York, and stopped by PurlSoho for a birthday present for me! Score! Have you been? If you are in New York, you must, must go to Purl. It is just the most inspiring and gorgeous space...
Oh my, I loved it there... it's true, I tried to move in in that little space to the left of those liberty bolts. Rob bought me those two stacks of liberty lovelies as part of his birthday gifts to me, as if I needed another reason to love him. I've been collecting Liberty prints for years with the intent of making a really simple squares patchwork quilt in the future, once I had enough prints, you see. I think I'm ready... and can't wait.
If you should happen to be in New York a few blocks away from Purl, get macaroons at Mille-Feuille Bakery... they were so, so, so amazing. These poor little guys suffered in Rob's backpack and looked perfect before we loaded my fabric haul and someone (that's me) crushed them up against a wall in Grand Central Station. Their taste however, was not diminshed one bit by our treatment of them. Lucky, lucky birthday girl. Those are the chocolate praline, chocolate, salted carmel and raspberry macaroons and I recommend them all... seriously, try them all. The pistachio and rose macaroons were eaten on the train ride home. So good.
So that's just a little glimpse into the Purl Soho portion of my birthday extravaganza... there was more. And hopefully I'll be back with those details really soon. I've been enjoying a break from grad classes for a brief little moment before they start up again in June (over and graduating in August!). That's where I've been... thank you for those who sent sweet little notes and emails asking if all was ok. It is, I've just been attempting to plan and organize so that June isn't so horrific for me or my students in the face of two intensive classes at once... and planning lovely little adventures with my favorite guy. Before those classes begin, I'm hoping to get a bit of sewing in, finish grading research papers and read in preparation for those classes. Things might get a bit quiet around here again... until then, I hope you have been well and enjoying your own little life adventures as much as we have. More soon!