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.
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!