Happy 2019 + Our New York Trip!

Happy New Year! I’ve taken time off from blogging, social media, and sewing for the last month, so I could enjoy the holidays with family, relax and focus on my goals, and take a fun trip with my husband. I’m happy to be back to my sewing room, though!

I wanted to share a few pictures from my trip to New York — and then I’ll be back to my usual program of quilting! My husband and I gave each other the gift of travel for Christmas. My best friend from high school was getting married in New York and we decided to make it a fun long weekend. We’ve both been to New York before, so we skipped some of the more touristy spots and crossed some more artsy things off our bucket list. We started by seeing a comedy show at the Ed Sullivan Theater — it was very cool to see Stephen Colbert’s set.

Then we headed to the MOMA. I was in awe by seeing some of my favorite pieces in person. Highlights included Rothko, Pollack, Picasso, Van Gogh, and my personal favorite — Monet!


Day 2 brought a very chilly trip to Central Park. My husband and I are huge Beatles fans, so it was nice to see Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon Memorial, and The Dakota. We warmed up with some pizza at a cute Italian place nearby.

The next day, we took the art tour of Rockefeller Center. It was so fun to hear the history of this family and the thoughtful architecture and art that went into all of the buildings.

And later that night, we watched my friend get married overlooking the water and seeing the lunar eclipse. (It was impossible to get great pictures, but it was truly amazing to see the moon over the New York skyline!)


On our last day, we spent hours in silence at the 9/11 Museum. It’s one of the most poignant and thoughtful museums I’ve ever been to, and was really meaningful seeing people from all over the world remembering these events.


We had a blast and can’t wait to go back — maybe when it’s a little warmer next time!

Thanks for joining me for “happy hour,”



  1. What a great trip! I agree that the 9/11 Museum is one of the best I’ve ever visited because of the personal storytelling. I didn’t make it to Central Park on my whirlwind weekend, and we had the opposite weather: extreme heat and humidity (about 110 degrees).


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