Just some of the beautiful items for sale at the Holiday boutique at ArtsWestchester in downtown White Plains, NY
Outstanding African Art, Blown glass & Fiber Art were my favorite. Hastings Tea had some cool gift baskets too. Sure love Hastings Tea!!
Like much of the US we’re expecting a bit of snow sometime this weekend. Until the real stuff comes I’ll enjoy this beautiful Crocheted snowflake one of the ladies in my Stitch & Bitch gave me.
Highlights of the Tree lighting festivities in downtown White Plains, NY. There was magical fun for people of all ages. They handed out goodies for the kids, balloons, served hot cocoa, churros, fried dough.
WPHS Marching Band
Forever Young Singers
Two ladies along with a number of dedicated volunteers are helping folks keep their fur-babies!! There are so many ways people can help out …and it doesn’t require necessarily a lot of money. There is strength in numbers and one bag at a pet food at a time adds up! Westchester county businesses can get a “donation box” to place in their business to gather pet food donations during the holiday season.
As a pet lover I know the value of pets and the tremendous role they can play in one’s life. The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry, in White Plains, NY provides to those on a limited income. I use coupons along with sales to gather pet food to give to the HVPFP.
This video shows you what and how of a Pet Food Pantry. You might even be inspired to start one in your area! Watch now: http://www.whiteplainsweek.com/ptbh-11-27-13-petfood.wmv
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Yes, I won!! An awesome win of an overnight in midtown Manhattan, NYC in a deluxe room at the Westin Grand Central Hotel – up high on the 37th floor!! And, 4 tickets to see the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
The hotel was naturally luxurious. They have one restaurant, “LCL” = $$$! However, these NY’ers are always in search of a deal. We found a cool 24/7 deli nearby: http://www.everydaygourmetdeli.com – they carry a variety of foods and at reasonable prices. We had very yum slice of White pizza – so anxious I was to dig in that I forgot to take a pic!!
View from our room
View from the room – 27th floor
Welcome to Westin
Nice fitness center
Cool towels, filtered water and Green Apples after a nice workout
We lucked out with great weather so walking around was pleasant. It’s easy to walk miles in the city and not realize how much you’ve walked. The streets were bustling with people from all over. Tour buses, taxi’s, shoppers, passing loads of food vendors with yum items like roasting chestnuts, hot pretzels, hot dogs, knishes, kabobs and falafels. The smaller boutiques and stores like H&M were all decorated in holiday lights and colors.
The Christmas show is a spectacular for children and adults! No need to spend extra money on Orchestra seating, the first mezzanine (in first few rows) offer the best view of the stage. If you’re taking children you’ll want to prepare for the many memorabilia like handheld swirly toys, T-shirts, popcorn, beverages and cotton candy for the kids.
A full house
NYC Hot pretzel
On my hooks: Working on the Midnight Run project my Stitch & Bitch is making items for. Everyone seems to love Camo and the half double crochet is coming along nicely using this large K hook. Glad to be able to make more items for men too. I tend to have loads of great yarn colors for women.
Grateful and thankful to all of our Veterans
The weather is just gorgeous…cool, in the 50′s – perfect for brisk walking. After a good walk I settled in for a day of hobbies. I’m working on fingerless gloves, in homespun yarn – so soft and fuzzy.
Making some for charity, Midnight Run who help the homeless. Others I will sell. Another WIP (work in progress) is this Cowl in Pink, Homespun)
I got a late start getting my crock pot loaded – this is an easy peasy no-fail soup!
Potato, Broccoli & Cheddar Soup
30 oz. (approx 1 1/2 lbs) of shredded potatoes
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 frozen box of broccoli
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese
6 cups of water or any broth (I used water and it was yum!!)
1 t. salt
1/2 t black pepper
Literally dump all the ingredients into the Crock Pot
Add 6 cups of water/broth
Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours
The New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Me and a bunch of fiber friends (my Stitch & Bitch ladies) drove up on Saturday. The weather was just perfect. It was sunny and cool enough to enjoy walking around the large fairgrounds. Driving up along the country back roads was equally beautiful, farms of cow and sheep along the way – very tranquil. The foliage was in peak season. There were a number of large Pavilions where yarn vendors and everything related were for being sold. Smaller vendors stalls outside were easy to navigate – even with the crowd! There were large “barns” of animals including Sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Vicuna, and Rabbits. We watched a Sheep shearing and saw stalls of beautiful fuzzy BAH noisy Sheep – so adorable!! Food booths were pretty routine as far as festival food goes. I found a Falafel stand, Aba’s – the line was long but well worth it. Both ample seating and bathroom facilities were conveniently situated throughout the grounds. God willing I would love to go again next year!!
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I took a few days off to rest my phalanges after whipping up ruffle scarfs, baby dresses & hats. Now it’s time to get started on my fingerless gloves – after all it is FALL!!
So, I spent a few hours today sitting outdoors appreciating this gorgeous weather and the last weeks of the water fountains in the downtown square. It helps that there is a Starbucks in the same block. I opted for a hot coffee, with a dash of pumpkin spice, – mmm. Then it was off to work on these neat cotton fingerless gloves. I love wearing fingerless, both in cotton and soft fuzzy yarn. I wore my cotton fingerless gloves all Season last year – they hold up very well. The easy access to ones wallet, keys & yes, texting makes these a real hit. They will be for sale, in a few weeks, when I launch my Etsy shop.
The start of the Fall Season, all things Pumpkin and Fiber. Look what I’m making!
Adorable Baby Pumpkin hats (ages 0 -24 months) for sale. Feel free to share my link.
Check out my Ebay!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/190905924799?var=&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
Ruffle Scarves on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190903187106?var=&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
Absolutely love this!! I could hear the Arrooooo’s!!
Sure do love TOMS shoes!! I’m a walker and these simple slide on classic shoes are so very comfortable; the cushion is pure love to the feet and they’re durable! These are perfect for the Fall Season, in gorgeous Olive color for $48. They have a variety of colors and patterns for men, women and kids. Prices vary.
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I will certainly enjoy wearing these! They come with a neat carrying bag for travel or whatever. I love the work they do with the One for One project, for every pair bought they donate a free pair to charity…really cool.
Nicely cushioned and lasts a long time!!
What yarn lover wouldn’t want to win YARN FOR LIFE!!!??? OMG…it would take charity gifting to a whole new level!!
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Wednesday in White Plains we have the Farmer’s Market & my first stop is to pick up Watermelon!
One of my favorite spots in my city is the fountains at Renaissance Park
And in the evening, as the sun sets, the fountains become the backdrop for an outdoor concert, “Dancing Under the Stars”. The lights and water ‘dance’ along with the music, its beautiful!!
I hope you find ways to stay cool and hydrated this Summer!
I’m thrilled to see the ‘Before I Die’ project in my city of White Plains, NY!
I first saw this a year ago while visiting Portsmouth, New Hampshire and thought what a neat idea!! So thought-provoking and very interesting reading the responses.
Creator: Candy Chang
In downtown White Plains, New York:
So, a 7 y/o girl named Miracle is battling lung cancer, her mom put out a call for crocheted hats for her daughter since the doctor told her she will lose her hair with chemo. Miracle’s favorite colors are pink and purple. I made this for her loaded with prayers for healing. It will go out in the mail this week. God Bless Miracle.
Great to see a new small shop open. Hastings Tea is a quaint coffee, tea and smoothie shop in downtown White Plains, on Main Street just across the street from City Center. It’s a neat place to meet with friends or spent a peaceful moment alone sipping on a tea smoothie/iced coffee etc. They have free WiFI too. A wall fountain with sound of running water makes for a relaxing environment. I could spend hours… actually, I did! I held my Stitch & Bitch there yesterday, granted not all 20 plus members attended but it can comfortably seat 10 of us at the large table (we gathered together). The also have 4 club chairs and a small sofa in the front area of the store.
I never had a tea smoothie so I tried the Green tea with fresh pineapple – aah, so very refreshing! I love herbal teas so trying all of them will take a while. Employees are friendly and happy to customize any beverage. They sell a handful of baked treats, some fresh fruit, instant oatmeal cups, granola bars and such. They’re expecting to add sandwiches soon.
I know where I’ll be enjoying smoothies this Summer!!