Inspiration is Everywhere

A number of people expressed interest in seeing the pieces I use to illustrate a particular stitch I’m demonstrating during my YouTube videos. As I’m showing how to do a stitch, the camera is focused on my stitching, and doesn’t pull back enough to see more than a few inches of the piece I’m working on, so I made a “Studio Tour” video.

Which got me thinking about the other question I get a lot of, “Where do you find your inspiration?”

And the answer to that is – everywhere.

What follows are a few things that have inspired me over the last few weeks. I’ve included a couple of quick tours of buildings that caught my eye on a recent stroll I took with my husband a few days ago. These are just random buildings that we pass all the time as we walk about our beautiful city. Inspiration is literally around every corner. Welcome to the beauty and inspiration of Manhattan!

This is the cheesecake I made for our very small family dinner on Easter Sunday. It reminds me of the Raised Cup Stitch. The recipe is from my mother. I cannot remember where she got it from. Perhaps she will remind me!
The beautiful iron work grill above a doorway right around the corner from where I live in Manhattan.
One of thousands – a building’s facade reminding me to look up!
Built in 1906, I couldn’t find out anything more about what this building once was; it is now an office building.
Built in 1900, this building was originally a button factory. But look at those lion’s heads. Amazing.

4 thoughts on “Inspiration is Everywhere

  1. The raspberry cheesecake is from long ago when we had an intern who was working on Perry Park Ranch. He wanted to be a baker/chef and he named his cheesecake recipe “Beloved Cheesecake”. Later he became a chef in Los Angeles.

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  2. Hi…I love looking up too! My family ‘raise their eyes’ 🙄 and sigh when I stop and say…’oohh look at that’ when we walk thru the city (Melbourne). Architechure is sooo interesting and can be very inspiring. Im glad you too, like looking up. That Lion is so lovely….and dont get me started on scrollwork!! Swoon. Sandy B x

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