OK. I'm not really a Yankee Doodle Dandy in any real way, but the song (and the nursery rhyme on which it is based) is stuck in my head. It all started when a migraine–my first in years–sent me to a darkened room yesterday and I stitched this. (FYI, it worked! I woke up migraine-less and feeling great).
The original, a gift from Gay's Sentimental Stitches site for the Fourth of July, made me think of Yankee Doodle and, although the original didn't have the feather in his cap, I couldn't resist adding one for my Daily Feather. You can follow the link to read more about the project, the nursery rhyme and WHY he stuck a feather in his cap and called it Macaroni. I was happy to learn more about it's origins ... it makes my Yankee Doodle feel even more appropriate for today.
Curiosity about Yankee Doodle and Macaroni aside, Happy Independence Day to Americans, where ever you are and however you celebrate. I'm off for breakfast at Pancakes on the Plaza, the Santa Fe tradition ... and hoping that this year, I managed to arrive before the lines stretch all the way across the plaza and through the crowds like last year. Last year, it was a short walk from the adobe casita ... this year will involve driving and finding a place to park, but I know it will be worth the trip if only to hear the music and drive Yankee Doodle out of my head :-)
I'm also hoping the potter whose work I bought there last year (in addition to pancakes, there's an art fair and an antique car show) will be back. I love my "pancake bowl"–which is basically a mixing bowl with a handle and a spout–and use it all the time. I want to acquire another beautiful, functional piece.