Sunday, November 26, 2017

Friday's Hunt v 4.21

I'm rather late to Friday's Hunt this week.  It has been a busy week as usual.  I really look forward to someday saying "It's been a leisurely week."  Our prompts from Eden Hills are:  Starts with U, Mosaic, and "I ate that."

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:  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!


porkpal said...

Interesting topics! I also enjoyed the mini history lessons.

Jim said...

Sounds like the piano really rated yesterday. That is a pretty cake you made for its birthday. I also like the side car. I would be afraid to ride in one, it seems vulnerable to car sideswipes.
Your mosaics sound like my ham radio efforts. I have been a ham for over 57 years but have not been on the air any at for about 10 years. I have some older equipment and read about it even subscribing to a magazine. "One of these days."

Tom said...

...what a great old school ride, a great collection of 'mosaics', a musical cake, how cool.