I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Friday, July 3, 2015

****Happy Fourth of July!****



Hi! ''Happy THIRD of July'' just doesn't have the same ---ring--- to it does,it? Funny I don't recall the 4th ever being on a Saturday. I'm sure it has been!

Mo is dressed up in his red-white-and blue ribbon. He is quite proud of it. For those who asked, my town's fireworks were successfully shot off! last Sunday. Mo did very well. He was interested in looking at them, very alert, but no fear or barking. Not that he barks much. Tomorrow there will be another big fireworks show at the big beach park just across the inlet to our east. This is why my town has their show a week early. Also to get the party started, so fun.


Mo and I got out my only patriotic quilt.


It's early 20th century ''shirtings'' stripes and a house dress floral. All hand sewed, hand quilted. No batting. I use it every Independence Day week.



Love the Stars. From PA.





It has woven garment label ribbon, uncut, for binding. I think that's why I bought it originally. I found these adorable navy and white star sheets at Target. I love them. And when I get tired of star sheets , they can be recycled as quilt backings. win/ win.



Flags in the pitchers.

And in all my flower pots.
I have a big collection of little flags, some even were found on the beach and reused. Treasure indeed.


Beach days, every day. Many friends have Monday off too, so it should be fun.


Look! A person on my beach, shocking. Look hard, far right.

 
or left...



Actually this is a a busy beach day. This is looking towards the town ''public access'' beach.


And look who else is here! Gully!


Yes I know all gulls look alike, but only one always comes and stands with us, so we like to think it's our little friend/ same guy.


Fourth of July picnic dinner Menu is: garlic stuffed pork tenderloin, made ahead and sliced at room temperature [like ribs but not greasy]. German potato salad. Corn on the cob. Pre-dinner snacks of cheeses and veggies from the farmers market.


Peach sorbet at fireworks time. Each cone will get a tiny flag.


Have a wonderful day and weekend. Celebrate our wonderful USA. As my dad would always say, raising his beer in a toast,"Happy Birthday, America!"

love

lizzy

gone to the beach.....



IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Red White and Blue for 4th of July



Hi! Quick Saturday post, since it's grey here and drizzly and the fireworks have been postponed. [oh no!].
I couldn't resist adding a few fun very Fourth of July summery sachets to my shop on etsy.






They are natural muslin with the cute prints, trimmed with vintage ''sailor dress'' buttons.







Filled with my Summer Mix of lavender buds mixed with lemon verbena oil.





Tied up in their little cello bags with a 4th of July picnic gingham ribbon and a little Stars and Stripes swizzle stick flag!








So cute.
Mo helped of course.



Speaking of 4th of July, I want to share this quilt block by my blog friend Cathy! It is from Minick and Simpson's  "Lizzie's Big Flowers" . Cathy and I both think the quilt is so happy and festive and looks like fireworks and sparklers for Fourth of July and summertime.
Cathy used my Stars method to form her points BUT she used fabric sizing instead of glue. With excellent results. And look at her berries, she is very expert. This is a prepped block, not sewed yet. Beautiful work.


Lizzie's Big Flowers by Cathy 

Of course since this is called LIZZIE's Flowers I think I should make it someday! Not sure I can make four [or six, like Cathy!] identical blocks. Love it though.
Fireworks tomorrow? Hope so! When does your town have its fireworks? Do you go and see them?

love

lizzy

gone to the beach.....





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Star Point Applique




Hi. I put up a page here with a little demo of how I do star points.  It's a tab under my header called Stars, or here's the link.

stars

Feel free to weigh in with opinions if my method is terrible,lol.

lizzy