Yup, that one with the cannons, that you hear at every 4th of July concert, was actually written by a Russian composer! And in honor of their defeat of Napoleon. It actually has nothing to do with American history at all.
I have the day off, so I’m out enjoying it! I hope all of you Americans have a wonderful 4th of July (for me that includes fireworks
I went into the doctor yesterday for my yearly physical (this was the first “yearly” physical I’d had in at least 7 years, but who’s counting ;). Between the bloodwork and the tetanus shot, I’ve been feeling pretty run-down ever since. I never figured going to the doctor would make me feel worse! Thank goodness today is my Friday!
Today’s bit of work is blocking the last main panel for my secret project. Don’t get me wrong; there’s still a lot of crochet left to be done on that (like the borders on the last 2 panels, and joining the panels together, and the final border and picots all the way around everything…) but it’s still a milestone, and it feels good that i’m plugging along.
I’m moving through Wendell Berry at a glacial pace. His writing is a bit more dense than anything I’ve attempted recently, so I have to read pages at least twice, sometimes 3 times, before I’m satisfied I’ve understood what he’s trying to say. Needless to say, that doesn’t make for great bedtime reading, so I’ve been sneaking in a few pages of Stephanie Plum #13 right before bed
The sunflowers were a spontaneous purchase at the grocery store the other day, and they are just brightening the heck up outta my living room! I love em.
And drumroll… guess what I finished! My winter alphabet! And in plenty of time to get it framed before Christmas! *throws confetti* I reckon it needs a good ironing, but I’m not really experienced with finishing cross-stitch projects. Can I just use an iron on it like normal? Or is there a better way to give projects a good pressing?
I hope you’ll join me on Ginny’s blog & share what you’re working on and reading!
The turntable is perfect for when I’m doing odd jobs around the apartment. Always gotta have some music on!
iPod is dead (and also apparently needs to be factory reset again… this thing might be on its last legs), so I’ve been listening to Joe Pug on repeat. Sorry. (But not that sorry.)
This is my commute, give or take a red light. That’s actually pretty nice.