One of my favorite quotes is from The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbury."...The world may be blustering or sleeping, wars are fought, people live and die, some nations disintegrate, while others are born, soon to be swallowed up in turn- and in all this sound and fury, amidst eruptions and undertows, while the world goes its merry way, bursts into flames, tears itself apart and is reborn: human life continues to throb. So, let us drink a cup of tea."
I had the idea to cross-stitch the last sentence. To go with it, as an absolutely awesome birthday gift, my friend Connie decorated a frame for me with tea bag wrappers.
I've never cross-stitched before. It's sort of soothing: four corners, just follow the pattern, make an X, make an X, make an X. I used this free cross-stitch caption maker to create myself a pattern. Here's my progress so far.
Here's the frame Connie made me: