Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th

I realized yesterday that today is my blogiversary. Two years ago today when I was off for Independence Day, I started Yarn to Knit. Last year I thought about it enough in advance to do a contest. Not so much this year. It snuck up on me. Oh, well. We'll have a quiet celebration here with just us: me and you regular readers.

I do have a couple of pictures to show you. First up is my June Mosaic:
June 2009 Mosaic
Those are all of my "Pictures of the Day" from my 365 project in the month of June. As with any of my pictures, you can click on the photo and it'll take you to its page in my flickr account where you can see it bigger and read my notes. There's also a link to camera techy info about stuff like exposure and shutter speed if you're into that sort of thing.

These next pictures are of my latest FO. (That's "Finished Object" for you non-knitters.) I made the Mitered Hanging Towel from Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines. The yarn is Lily's Sugar & Cream in Sunshine, Hot Orange, Hot Pink, Hot Green, and Over the Rainbow.
#182 of 365 - Mitered Hanging Towel
Mitered Hanging Towel
Mitered Hanging Towel

Happy Independence Day, y'all. The magnitude of what our founding fathers did didn't become real to me until I visited Colonial Willaimsburg in 2003 and walked the roads they walked and sat in the buildings where they sat. The guides told the stories of the birth of our nation. Did you know Thomas Jefferson was only 26-years-old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence? He and the others weren't politicians or soldiers. They were regular guys. Family men, farmers, tailors. They saw the unfairness of the way the British treated the colonists and set out to right a wrong. The risk was so high. They were challenging the British Empire, one of the strongest governments on earth. Battle by battle, step by step, they carved out a nation. We enjoy the freedoms we have today because of these brave men, and those who have followed after them in defense of our nation. American soldiers of the past, present, and future, you have my gratitude.


Holly said...

Yay! Happy bloggiversary! I love the colors in that dishcloth!

Perplexing Situation said...

I love your mosaic! The colors on you dishcloth are gorgeous!

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