Thanks for your comments on my last post. I always appreciate putting something I’ve been thinking about “out there” and getting a positive response. Last night I was on my own again, so I stitched more on Tesori. I am working on the Lazio region block. I have three more motifs to stitch on this block. As you can see, I’ve started on one of the three. Eric is on his way home today, so I will be glad to have him home tonight. I’ll be back to stitching on Kathy’s RR tonight, and hope to have it finished this weekend, as it’s due to be mailed out next week.
That’s about all I have to show you today, so I thought I’d post some more Philadelphia photos.
We, of course, visited the Liberty Bell while we were there. I felt a little like I was in that movie National Treasure.
We also visited Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
The art around Philadelphia is amazing. A lot of pieces that I studied in my 20th Century art history class are here. The LOVE sculpture, for example.
Also, Claus Oldenburg’s 45-foot high steel Clothespin. Unfortunately there was construction going on in this area, so you can’t see the bottom of the piece, but I thought it was a cool photo nonetheless.
We also ducked in to the Curtis Center to see the 15 by 50-foot glass mosaic mural, The Dream Garden, by Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany.
And, of course, I couldn’t miss seeing the Chihuly. (Which reminds me, I should really go downstairs and take a photo of the Chihuly we have in our building). This is the 20-foot-tall red glass sculpture, Flame of Liberty. It is housed in the National Liberty Museum.
Here’s another building on South Street (same street as the tattoo parlor). Several of the buildings were covered in mosaics, and they caught the sunlight so beautifully.
Hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll try to get around to blogs more today and this weekend. Bear with me – you are all doing some amazing things! Also, I’ve posted some photos of my Thanksgiving decorating and my new curtains over at the other blog, cozystyle (link in the sidebar).
Walk to Rivendell: Camp in Chetwood, east of Archet. Head east. Ground dropping slowly. Quiet and peaceful. (Total Miles Walked: 153.25)
I am grateful for Eric coming home!