The only time we were aware of day passing was when we let out a few mid-afternoon yawns and later when our stomachs grumbled to mark the dinner hour. It wouldn't have been difficult for me to have sat down on a bench beside the street, placed a straw hat over my head and taken a 30 minute nap. Sadly, I didn't have a straw hat, though I've added one to my summer shopping list for future outings. I'm certain long weekends were inspired by similar adventures, weather and fine company.
|Katherine enjoying our rooftop dinner reward. |
Homemade quesadillas, hand squeezed fresh virgin Mojitos and Arugula salad.
During our stroll through Little Italy, I picked up some black polka dot fabric to make Oxford pillowcases for my bed. The fabric had just arrived at the fabric store and the storekeeper said he was having trouble keeping it in stock, so I just had to purchase it. I used a simple pattern found on the a blog by Victoria Peat (Little black duck blogger). To ensure that I was able to complete the project without too many frustrating surprises, I had pre-measured everything, reviewed the pattern instructions several times, made all my fabric calculations, compiled a list for the fabric store and had Katherine double check my steps as I went along. The first pillowcase took me about an hour and the second about a half an hour. I'm quite proud of the resulting pillowcases and happy I picked black fabric, because it hides my wobbly and not-so straight seams produced by my intermediate sewing skills.