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!"



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...


  1. Yes, happy birthday America!

  2. I love the quilt...perfect for summer with no batting. I didn't know it was possible to quilt a quilt with no batting! Your menu sounds delicious and of course Mo is as cute as ever. Happy 4th!!

  3. So glad Mo did well with the fireworks, that truly is a blessing for him as well as you. Love that quilt, you can tell its old! One of my favorite things! (Now...question is that really your beach??) how blessed you are to live do close to the water!! Weird, I almost drowned one time but am still drawn to water! What is that all about? 😛

    Hope you had a safe and fun holiday!

  4. Love your decorations, especially that you use some found flags. Glad the fireworks were a success finally.

    The beach looks great, and what fun for people to have off work on Monday too. This three day weekend has gone by entirely too quickly.

    We did lots of visiting, lots of eating, and met a LOT of cats. Your menu sounds perfect. My Mom used to make German potato salad. I make it occasionally, but it's never quite as good as hers.

    Your new sheets are very festive, as is Mo with his cute little bow.


    1. Lots of cats?

      My mom put the bacon grease in the salad instead of olive oil. Maybe that's why our moms' potato salad was extra yummy?


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