Shelves of Life - a bookshelf that reassembles to become a coffin
"These shelves are designed to last you a lifetime. The wood will colour, the surfaces will mark and stain and over the years and the furniture will become a part of you.
When you die, the shelves can be taken apart and reassembled as a coffin. The brass plate under the bottom shelf, that tells the story about this transformation, is then flipped over and your dates inscribed on it."
Going for it with the catacomb saint/jeweled skeleton queen pattern by Night Spirit Studio. It's within the realm of possibility that it may be finished by Halloween. #CrossStitch
FINISHED! (Aside from washing and ironing, and choosing a frame so I can decide how to sign it.) The pattern is Mars by StitchingLand, it's about 20 cm across, and 10437 stitches. The photo doesn't capture how pleasing the texture really is, so many stitches so close together is deeply satisfying.
(Downpoint: there was a boatload of drunk young bros playing music and zoomers really love Mambo No. 5? Memeing IRL?)
No other summer has ever made me feel thrilled to be sunburnt, but today we went to one of the nearby lakes (which we never go to because parking is hell, but right now to facilitate social distancing there's a pass system in place in provincial parks) and it was glorious to be able to be outdoors somewhere nice and not have to worry about crowds.
thinking about this mask from the mütter museum
Into the final stretch! The edge between the two top halves kind of stands out, but that comes down to two things: my stitching gauge has changed a bit and the stitches on the left have had over a year to relax and settle in. Once it's been washed and steamed they should rest into each other more evenly and far less noticeably. #crossstitch
so around a century ago, there was a comic strip called The Outbursts of Everett True, where the titular character saw people being rude jackasses and decided to deal with this harshly and folks a lot of these still hold up perfectly in modern times
but i am delighted to announce
somebody's found the comics about mask-wearing
and They're Good, Folks
(uncaptioned, feel free to help out with descriptions here, i'd appreciate it)
Queer reading list, in a range of genres, by black authors: https://bookriot.com/black-authors-of-lgbtq-books/
Extreme snack food, overwhelm
Birthday cake doughnut ice cream sandwich is exactly the sort of food that is incredible on the first bite: Yes, please! Put all of these things together, a thousand sugared angels sing that every viral food video content farm was right.
Third bite: Complete despair, there is no nuance; just joyless immersion in fake vanilla. I am too old for this, this is my sugar limit for the day, will the smell of birthday cake ever leave my car?
I went down a very weird youtube rabbit hole and no one I know would even begin know what the hell this is.
Selfie, talking about haircuts
Historically, I'm bad at cutting my own hair but last night's go with the scissors turned out ok, and better than some of the bad salon cuts I've had. It feels good to have gotten rid of the crunchy bleach damaged ends, and without the anxiety of going to a stylist.
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