This is actually our first full day in Prague. Not the first time we have ever been here, mind you but …. never mind, all I am doing is increasing the confusion. It does seem like most on this adventure arrived in Europe yesterday straight from the US. As we gathered in the lobby this morning for an included 3 hour walking tour of the city there were more than a few yawns gracing faces.
[Side note – even in this well educated group there seems to be a bit of obliviousness about virus transmission and its lack of respect for “people on vacation” in spite of the warning from both guides about people on previous trips not getting past the first stop or getting stuck in a hotel for 10-14 days at the end of the trip before being allowed into the US. People take vacations, viruses don’t]
Our hotel is within 3 blocks of the division between old town and older town. I hesitate to say “new” as the implication of new begs the reality of new = 1400s…
So there we are, a gaggle of primarily western dressed adults following a behind one of those ubiquitous tour signs on a stick. I guess it is better than following an umbrella on a sunny day. I lasted about 90 minutes, which is actually pretty good for my tolerance of groups before heading back to the hotel. I just might have also been influenced by increasing crowds and my camera battery deciding to die. I tolerate crowds better if I wield a camera. A phone just doesn’t provide the same security. Also, the further we walked into the main pedestrian zones, the more crowded the area. Let me just say that there are those who believe that being outside, no matter how crowded negates needing masks… All though on the decrease, the daily number of new COVID cases here is neither negligible or insignificant.
My plan is to head out fairly early in the morning to capture the few pictures that I really wanted.
Meanwhile – updates on stitching…
Pattern, fabric 18ct aida and specialty floss all from Forbidden Fiber Co
Next – what looks like a small start but is actually over 800 stitches
The fabric is a 16ct Aida from Fortnight Fabrics, the floss is 10247 – dark blue jeans from Threadworx and the pattern is Leo Rising from LongDog Samplers. (about 160 wide by 295 if I am remembering correctly. 29k total stitches….