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

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July

Happy Birthday, America!

I love this summer holiday!

I collect little inexpensive flags.


I put them everywhere, such a fun and easy way to celebrate!






flag with lemon lily, lavender
and blue nigella from Mel!

Indoors too...

And here's my flag pillow.

My folkart wooden deck flag.

With shell strings.

This is my Fourth of July quilt, or Star and Stripes quilt:

I dig it out every July. You can see it needs to be aired and the creases shaken out!

It is an unassuming country quilt, with no batting and only enough quilting to hold the layers together. The binding is very interesting though, it is made from strips of woven garment labels [click to enlarge]. I've never seen another quilt bound in this way. I treasure this quilt, simple though it is, for its patriotic charm and folky appeal.
garment labels binding
Have a wonderful holiday! Let's hope for sunny skies and fireworks and hotdogs and ice cream! Friends, family, and fun. Happy Birthday, USA!

***We woke up today to grey skies, blustery winds, torrential rains and empty beaches! Mo took one look at the rain and went back to sleep but it's my kind of day, so I'm off to the beach for my walk. Clearing later, for BBQ, we hope.



gone to the beach....

Caught on camera! The culprit!

For Mel: Is this a geranium/ cranesbill sprout? Or cat mint?