Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you'e all having a great 4th of July. It is beastly hot here in Virginia AGAIN so my activities consisted of sewing on my Blue Ridge Beauty, reading some of Laura Childs's "The Silver Needle Murder", making birthday cards for 2 friends, napping, and watching (with the hubs) another NCIS marathon. Actually, I don't do a lot of watching--I mostly just listen ;-)

So here's a little red/white/blue eye candy for you to enjoy.

We're ready for bratwurst and burgers on the grill. I also cut up a watermelon and we're adding sweet corn and tossed salad--keeping the menu simple in this heat! For dessert we had ice cream--I had half vanilla ice cream and half orange sherbet--remember those "orange push-ups" we had when we were kids.  I still enjoy that combination!

I'm getting closer to being finished with Blue Ridge Beauty. I have 3/4 of the quilt together. Tomorrow should be the day I finish most of the top. My goal is to have a photo posted of the pieced top tomorrow, as I am taking a vacation day.

I hope you and yours have/had a great 4th of July.
We're watching the Macy's fireworks, they are wonderful! We can hear the ones in the next subdivision over going off at the same time, kinda fun!

Till next time, keep stitchin'.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! Stay cool!

  2. Lovely quilts! I do remember those pops and yum on a hot 4th of July Day. Judith, Texas