Thursday, September 17, 2009

vamos a la bodega



The first time I heard the word 'bodega' I was in the Dominican Republic. I studied there for a semester and one of the key vocabulary words that I learned was bodega. A bodega is a little store...like a convenience store. Think of a very, very small (sometimes dirty) 7-Eleven with no slurpie machine.

Bodegas are all over New York. And a lot of New Yorkers call them bodegas. Sometimes people call them deli's...though not all bodegas are delis (though all delis are bodegas). Some people call them Green Grocers (though they don't always have good/any produce), or the corner store (though, again, they are not always on the corner...though they often are!). I call them bodegas. I like saying bodega and calling them bodegas makes me feel in the loop. A member of the secret New York society (with its 8 million members).

So, I made a bodega for my quilt. There is a bodega on our block that we frequent for seltzer and ice cream. I embroidered little ice cream containers in the window...though they sort of look like flower pots. ;)

Also on exhibit today: our Chinese take out place, a pizza joint and the UPS truck!




8 comments:

Cat said...

I love the UPS truck! I wish they would all look like that; enough of plain!!! Great work!

PaperTurtle said...

Oh so cute. My favorite is the UPS truck! :o) Love the detail of your pieces!

Susan said...

Another big shout out for the UPS truck. Seriously, I dont' know how I'd live without it. The UPS man is here almost every day. So cute!

Mama V said...

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto.

firefly said...

It's so fun to look at your city quilt pieces that I am disappointed when I scroll down and reach the end of the post.

Viva la City Quilt!

More, more!

JIW said...

so cute...love the pizza shop.

TARA said...

I'm happy to see that Jesus's name is on the pizza store door. I mean, if he's endorsing it, it must be good pizza. I'd like to be blessed with some.

firefly said...

You forgot the label!

I noticed because I loaded the sewing link to show my cousin your quilt.