Just about ten days ago New York City was enjoying a less than 1% infection rate. We are now at about 17.6 cases for every 100,000 people, which is still relatively small when compared to other parts of the country. But in densely populated areas like Manhattan it doesn’t take much to infect a great many. New York City is a potential super spreader event that never sleeps. Therefore I’m staying inside and stitching. Here’s my latest project; it’s a Stitch Along project using two different neutral linens for the background and lots of colorful threads which will be used for embellishing the organic wool shapes. I’m calling it “Making Waves”.
Every day if it isn’t raining, my husband and I take a little walk or what we jokingly refer to as a “date”. As in, “how about an impromptu date? You up for it?” To which the other responds, “Absolutely!” And then we go pick up some toilet paper, eggs and a couple cartons of milk. I usually take some photographs along the way, we laugh about ridiculous things and if we’re being really adventurous we might even splurge and get a couple of Pumpkin Spice Lattes before they pull the plug on them. It’s all very romantic. ❤️
Over the weekend one of our “dates” was to wander east to the Farmer’s Market in Union Square to pick up a couple loaves of my husband’s favorite bread. On the way home I spied a man from Senegal selling baskets that his family makes and which he sells on Fifth Avenue every weekend. I purchased two, intending them for the threads of my current project. Except Merlin had other ideas…
It’s a good thing I bought two!