Sunday, July 04, 2010

Potato Salad and Independence - an Update

Don't know why potato salad goes with Independence Day, but it does :) So, here's potato salad:

In the immortal words of Samwise Gamgee, potatoes: "Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew..." I have a gif of that around here somewhere...

Also note the Pyrex bowl the po-tay-toe salad is in; bought about the time I appeared, via Green Stamps. Remember those? Well, you kids don't, but I do... It's the official Potato Salad Bowl of the Seibert/Williams family for 40-some years.

And look what else - this is a Sunday update... on a SUNDAY!! But since it's a Holiday Sunday, I can make an exception! And as it is Independence Day, I will post here my favorite Independence Day quote that wouldn't fit on my FB page - from President Whitmore in Independence Day the movie:
"Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"

I love that movie :)

Anyway, on to the stitching bits. Guess what? I finished the 3rd town on MTM!!! And I'm keeping it out to start work on the 4th one!!! I love this project! And it wants to be worked on, since I seem to be using the screaming rotation method now... Here it is:

And this is the 3rd town completed (still not sure about the metallic in the roof of the edge buildings, but whatever):

Another of Martina's lovely mistake-ridden charts - the little brown pointed roof bit on those edge buildings was only on the one on the right on the chart; if I hadn't been looking at the right side to see how I'd done the backstitching, I wouldn't have seen it - until posting the picture, when I usually see my hose-ups....

I took Tanglewood to the Monday nigh stitch in at the Stitch Store again, and despite the barometer headache from hell, I got another branch filled in. I left early, in an attempt to come home & go to bed early (which didn't happen, but what else is new?), or I would have started the outline of the next one that criss crosses that one. I assume I will take this with me tomorrow, too.

And I worked on the little Ink Spot during lunch a couple of times; I started out using one strand, then decided I'd rather have 2, so went over one section already with the 2nd, have the purple to go back over still. This is so bright - I love the redder color - it is 817; I don't think I've used it before on anything - I had to go get it at HL.

And that's it. As I said, MTM is staying out until... whenever. I suspect I'll get my next RR piece soon, so we'll see what that is and when I'll get some in on it. That's as far as I'm willing to go towards plans. Not much else to report here - SSDD, though it has been mercifully cooler - only in the mid-to-upper 80s! I have a suspicion we're goingt o pay for this respite come August... but until then, happy stitching!


Charlene ♥ SC said...

My DS and I searched and searched for a theatre that was not sold out so we could see Independence Day on July 4, 1996.

Cathy said...

Love the colors in little ink spot. Your MTM is really coming along nicely. Stay cool. It is hot here also.