Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Moment of Pause

''Bushnell, still the philosopher queen of a social scene'' New York Times book review

For sure, I'm going to spend my february with a nose in this book:)

Candace Bushnell is the bestselling author of Sex and the City, Four Blondes, Trading Up and Lipstick Jungle. Tara's Thanksgiving Day giveaway about Bushnell's new book One Fifth Avenue found a way to me after I commented like this:

T: Say what you appreciate most about New York City.

N: What I appreciate most about NYC is that has a meaning ''the clear visible presence of a woman.''

Ahh I really, really miss NYC... deli gibi, like crazy.


Quilt. What a happy lovely necessity for warmth! When watching the stars on a summer night, or reading 'One Fifth Avenue' on cold winter day... Of course, it would be nice and romantic when it's shared with someone special;)

In case you haven't heard of Caron, I must tell you: she's the author of two books on quilting, one is America's Pictorial Quilts. Amazingly talented, and endlessly inspirational as you can imagine. Participation in her Thanksgiving Day giveaway made me lucky girl to have Caron's book as seen above. The winning story formed as follows, one question-one reply:

C: THREE things you are MOST thankful for related to quilting.
1) gateway for creativity 2) touching with sweet words 3) values


This card makes me cross my fingers harder... crossing my fingers for an escape from the city this weekend to pick some sun. Come weekend come!

Mailed on 9.29.08 from Birmingham, AL (USA)
Received on 1.17.09 in Istanbul (TR)
1+31+30+31+17 =110days spent on the way.

Phew! Easy to spell out, 110 days! A first in my life, to experience such a delay in our mail system. I wish this desperately dated card had a mou
th to tell me where traveled, stayed and how enjoyed until arrives my door;)

Anyhow, Nana Trish's pretty nice creativity is one of those 3-missing cards that belonging to summer exchange I joined. Revised account is now 9/11. Probably other two can come along...


Once upon a time, they were young...

It was time to RELEASE some of her stash. Because she wanted to start the year 2009 by paring down her supplies. This and a few more older photos from Darla's stash busting giveaway.


Dearest Tara, Caron, Nana and Darla
I would like to

from the heart.

See internet, that's how much I love you. You are classy, my friends too.

Now for some coffee..


  1. Isn't it fun to get goodies in the mail? I do have to wonder where that card was for over 100 days tho. Someone took a slow boat for sure.


  2. I like the little drawing by you!

  3. Thanks for the kind words! Hope all is well on your side of the globe. happy 2009!

  4. This is a wonderful post. I would like to experience some warm sun, too.

    I stopped by to tell you that you were in my mind as I chose my post today.

  5. Oh, 110 days, hat is a lot more than the three weeks my cards was on the way, lol.
    I like your drawing too.
    Have a nice and Sunny weekend.
    We have the Sun here but it's cold.

  6. @ Dick: The longest religious holidays in dec burned up my patience, you know:) Technically there are appr 12 days of delivery when mailed from your country. That's why yours took a time of 3-wks.
    Said p/card from AL.., not sure how to comment on? Weird but true, 110 days really.
    Oh we lost our Mr Sun, leaving to a rainy and freezing air.. need to find my blue scarf, very cold indeed!
    Now your turn, n'joy your Sun to the full:)

  7. 110 days is a crazy long time. I wish I knew where that card has been too.

    Nice post. I enjoyed reading it.