My favorite Niche Blog-istas (my way of saying Specialty Blogging Woman) are some of the most interesting and talented women the real world has to offer. Everyday I check up on a few and they never cease to amaze me with their knitting, sewing , fashion savvy, or shopping prowess. I would love to know what a day in their shoes is like and see how they manage to find the time to pursue their passions. I did mine yesterday, chronicling all of the day's milestones in photo. Hopefully, you will do one too and let me know! :-)
This is the hardest part of my day. Getting up.
I sleep on the satin pillow cases I sewed and piped with brown satin. You can't see the in pic, but the under side has a lapped entrance for the jumbo pillows.
It takes me over a hour to get dressed. But truth be told,
I spend alot of time sleeping in between steps.
I always wait until the last minute to go and catch my train as seen by the blurry picture taken by my shaky hand while running.
My 35 minute commute from Harlem to the Financial District is very precious to me. Since I'm on the first stop of the 3 train, I aways get a corner seat on the train. I am totally oblivious to the mayhem of the morning rush in my spot which make is prime time for doing some crafting or preparation. Today I'm re-reading the section on making a faced-waistband using couture techniques for my tweed skirt in progress. This is also the time I do the majority of my crocheting.
It's funny that today, the day I decide to chronicle my daily journey I fall asleep on the train and miss my stop! Luckily the uptown train came in 30 seconds and I was only set back 3 minutes. Here's my stop. They never changed the sign after the World Trade Center (WTC) came down. Right at the end of this hallway was the entrance to the bottom of one of the Twin Towers.
Everyday I walk along the north side of the former site of the WTC. I say a prayer every morning for the families who lost their loved ones on 9/11. And makes me all the more gratefully that I have the opportunity to even sit here and write this blog and come home to craft.
There's my building with the round top. 1 of the four buildings
in the WFC, all of which are still standing.
I'm currently on the Vesey Street Bridge. The walk way over the
West Side Highway that brings hundreds of pedestrians in fancy suites
Gucci bags and Prada shoes to work. Me...the only Wall St wardrobe
staple I have on me is a Longchamp signature tote. Good Morning Team
I picked up my croissant and smoothie and I'm at my desk 8:30am. I greet my team and get on calls. I am on this phone, trying to make things happen till the day is done.
Just when you thought Cindy couldn't possibly craft at work! I recycle my Post-It notes into a mini skyscraper city on my desk. Every so often I'll think up a new shape to form and throw out another. Can't have too much on there, people will start to think I'm weird.
I'll spare you the details of the rest of my work day.
It's past 5:30pm and weekend has officially started and I'm off!!
You know you do it too. Every time you catch your reflection in
a window, you take a long glance and admire yourself in all your splendor.
It's perfectly fine...all women should.
I am proud and empowered Lady of S. What is S?
Why don't you go see?
Today was a great fun at SFactor. Sheila Kelly, S Factor's trailblazing founder, came to the studio to watch us S! She's standing next to me. In center are my girls. At the end, is the incomparable Ro Cepeda. If you are ever in NYC and want to S, look her up.
Girl Friday's ends in dinner at a local restaurant. The only
thing better than good food is good company.
It's 1:30am. Just finished reading blogs and IMing some friends online.
The zipper is in and I'm out!