“There is a velvety sensuality here at the mouth of the Mississippi that you won’t find anywhere else. Tell me what the air feels like at 3 A.M. on a Thursday night in August in Shaker Heights and I bet you won’t be able to say because nobody stays up that late. But in New Orleans, I tell you, it’s ink and honey passed through silver moonlight.” –Andrei Codrescu, New Orleans, Mon Amour, Twenty Years Of Writings From The City


As promised, here are other photos from my walk along the 3rd Avenue bridge yesterday.  The top one is the final color version of the B&W photo I posted yesterday, and the others are just some other shots I snapped while on that walk.

“Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air–moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh–felt as if it were being exhaled into one’s face. Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing. Honeysuckle, swamp flowers, magnolia, and the mystery smell of the river scented the atmosphere, amplifying the intrusion of organic sleaze. It was aphrodisiac and repressive, soft and violent at the same time.” –Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Sunday Progress

Today was a good day for sewing. Early this morning, while listening to church service, I meditatively stitch away while I got my praise on. And a bit more post-service stitching after, totaling up to 3.5 hours. I decided to take a break to go hit the gym and to get groceries.

Once I came back home, cleaned up and got everything put away, we decided to watch Hunger Games Catching Fire. I decided to stitch during the movie. Needless to say, I managed to make some serious progress on the panel, since I was rapidly stitching in a panicked pace as I was on-edge from the movie. 

I continued to stitch a little bit more after the movie had ended, I ended up tearing away pieces of the map section that I had made progress on, but I had to stop to prepare meals for the week and get chores taken care of before the start of the work week.

After that was all done, I managed to do just a little more stitching, while dH watched River Monsters online. During this time, I was able to start 2 more additional needles of gray-green for #12 and a pink-maroon for #11. I feel good about having three working needles moving in progress. It was a good place to end for the night.

Today’s log includes:

Supplies used [on hand]:

  • Gray-Green embroidery thread
  • Pink-Maroon fine sewing thread

Total Labor Hours: 6.5 hours