Starts with U
When I was at the Knit East event in October, I took a picture of this unusual side-car motorcycle that I saw parked on the street. It is a Ural brand motorcycle. I took the picture because Marc is a motorcycle enthusiast and I thought he would be interested to see it.
The Ural factory is in Russia and they have a long history of making rugged, heavy-duty side-car motorcycles. You don't see them very often here, but there are a few around. If you want to learn more about the Ural motorcycle company (whose original bikes were based on reverse-engineered BMW bikes clandestinely obtained in the early part of World War II), you can read about them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMZ-Ural They still produce motorcycles today.
I really like mosaic art. In fact, over time, I have purchased 5 books about making different types of mosaics - garden mosaics, mixed media, and others as you can see in the picture of my books, below. I have a stash of glass for mosaic making, and the tools to cut the glass pieces. I have adhesive and grout for mosaic-making as well. I am all set! I have been all set for about 10 years now, and I have yet to use any of my supplies. Sigh. I really need to make more time for things other than work!
I ate that
Yesterday evening we went to my in-laws for supper and a celebration of the 100th birthday of their piano. The piano was purchased in 1917 and passed down in the family. It is a Heintzman piano, which was a renowned Canadian piano maker based in Toronto, Ontario. Heintzman began making pianos in 1866 and continued until 1981, when the company was sold. As my contribution to the festivities, I made a cake to share. I ate a piece of it (not all of it!). The frosting was done fairly hurriedly so my hand wasn't very steady, but it's the thought that counts!