Well, it's hot, people. Hot, hot, hot. We're setting records in Philadelphia! I think the high today was a very muggy 99. I do have a finish to share, which is Stacy Nash's "Seek Joy in All Things." I just love that verse and had to stitch it when I saw it. I've been switching this project out with 3 pay-it-forward gifts, and I have finished 2 of the 3, so I'm almost done with those, yay. I'm excited to share those soon. "Seek Joy" by the way, is stitched on 28 ct. Gray Flannel by Sassy's Fabbys with DMC threads and I plan to make it into a pillow.
I celebrated my 30th birthday and 5 year wedding anniversary at the end of May. On our anniversary, Mike and I did some of the things we most enjoy together: museum exploring, bookstore browsing, and reading outside in a park. We visited the Rodin sculpture museum and snapped some pictures of his extraordinary The Thinker. I learned that The Thinker was taken from a work called The Gates of Hell based on Dante's Inferno, so the subject is actually contemplating eternity and damnation. No wonder he seems so intent. Rodin loved hands and I was particularly taken with the beauty of some of the hands he rendered in sculpture.
So, I'll be back soon with some PIF projects to share as well as some great new stash acquisition. I'm feeling very empowered and inspired by two things: one is a new Nikon camera that Mike got me for my birthday. Hip hip hooray! No more boring scans from me. Two, Annemarie's post about not feeling guilty about her blog. I have only been able to blog about once a month and really don't get to comment on other blogs too much. I have contemplated deleting this blog so many times but when I read Annemarie's declaration of independence (of sorts) I felt much better, so thanks for that, Annemarie! I will update my blog whenever I can, but it is my blog after all and I shouldn't feel guilty or apologize every time I come on here. So, there. :) That having been said, Thank You all for reading! It really means a lot. I hope that if you are around excessive heat, you're finding ways to keep cool... see you soon!