Friday, June 18, 2010

Sailing Into Summer

The Hudson River is a huge part of our local identity. From Whimsies, we can see the sailboats drifting up and down the river from spring through fall. It is so relaxing. We are so inspired by them that we wanted to decorate our front window with sailboats. There is a great pattern online that made it easy. Thanks to a little help from our friends we were able to make them using scraps, recycling, and leftovers.

We really had a great time putting them together. We wanted to make all our hard work pay off so we decided to raffle off the boats as a fundraiser for The Neighborhood House in Tarrytown. The Neighborhood House is a wonderful organization that organizes senior programs and activities. They also "encourage meaningful social interactions and connections across ethnic, intergenerational, and economic lines". The tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held next 3rd Friday on July 16th at our shop (though you don't need to be present for the drawing to win!).

Please stop by to take a look at the boats and pick up a ticket or two. Each winner will get to pick the boat of their choice, first come, first serve. If you're here at drawing time you can take your boat home right away.