Wednesday, July 4, 2018

How I spent my 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

It was a hot and humid one today on Winding Vine.
But we got up early and went for a hike, ran a few errands, and did a bit of gardening.

It's hard when the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday.
Just one day off in the middle of the week.
So I tried to ignore chores and have some fun.

"Red Geraniums"
By Maggie Bonanomi 
from her book "Buttonwood Farm"

I actually stitched this last 4th of July and just put it together
 so I could hang it on my front door today. 

The background is pieced from an old feedsack (can you see the faded printing?) and old ticking.

I used my favorite Rustic Moire Wool Threads.

I think they add a nice touch.

This is the second time that I made this piece.

The first time I made it was many years ago in a class with Maggie.
It looks so different in a totally different colorway.

This afternoon I sat outside for a bit, until I started to melt, and worked on a little 
patriotic English Paper Piecing.

It is a kit by Primitive Gatherings called "Honor Flag".

 Have you ever bought a pattern and then had to drop everything to start it immediately?
Well I did just that!

This sweet couple were calling to me! :)

Our town has their fireworks on the 3rd of July
which is a good thing so I can get to bed early tonight for work tomorrow :)

They were a delight as always. 

I was exhausted last night and really didn't want to go.

But we have a tradition with friends of dinner out and then fireworks.

I was so glad that I went!
How could I even consider missing 4th of July fireworks?!

We always enjoy them so.
I hope that you are enjoying a safe and happy 4th of July!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
~Psalm 33:12

Blessings, Patti


Lady Locust said...

Happy Independence Day πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ I like your Liberty pin cushion - well I like all of it of course 😊

Anonymous said...

Happy Fourth!

Carlie said...

You have the best little sewing boxes, I just love them! I look forward to seeing your blog, it is very inspiring! Keep up the good work!

Marilyn said...

A great project.
Love your little tote.

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE that knife tote with the red, white and blue πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Red Geraniums is pretty cool, too. I am amazed at how much you accomplish. I guess I just waste too many hours putzing daily...sigh.
Even being retired I think is strange celebrating mid week but I am glad they don't change it to a Monday!!!