This was one of my favorite doors to design, and I think it gives a lot of space for individual playing with fabric. It was one of the first ones I tackled, because this inspiration photo was a big reason why I finally decided to go ahead and make this quilt.
New York City has a magic all its own, and a smell, too. I went for the first time in college and I remember thinking all Americans should come to NYC at some point. What a crucial city in the history of our nation's founding, right up to the importance it plays in our country's current definition today. I love watching it in movies and television. I love the variety of food and art and history and cultures. I don't love that New Yorkers will cross the street to tell you what you're doing wrong, but I do enjoy their toughness and pizza.
Right now one of my favorite shows is Blue Bloods. Paul and I both agree that Tom Selleck is the best guy on TV in any decade and we both have huge crushes on him. Often Selleck's character, Frank Reagan, the NYC Police Commissioner, will give my favorite line, "Life isn't fair. But you can be."
Paul and I got to go to New York for a work trip when our first two were babies and I cried all the way to the airport. Once I got there, it was fun discovering New York in this different, married way. We plan to take our kids when they're a little older to see the Statue of Liberty, a few plays, and some famous department stores. After our trip to Washington DC last fall, our oldest has decided he definitely doesn't like really big cities, and we keep telling him to just wait for New York, the biggest apple of them all.