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

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July to all my friends from the USA!

Or as my dad would say, "Happy Birthday , America!" And then he'd shoot off his toy canon,lol. One year he hand painted red and blue pinstripes on his vintage Corvette---very patriotic. He'd feed our dog corn on the cob and give him a sip of beer. Our dog's name was Red. My mom would find red-white-and blue shorts and tees for everyone, then she'd mix up big pitchers of margaritas or pina coladas. And whatever the BBQ was--steaks, ribs, burgers and dogs---she'd make her wonderful warm German potato salad, fresh picked corn on the cob, and end up the meal with sweet biscuit-cake strawberry shortcake. And sparklers!

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Quilt-y Fourth:
"Everyone" has been posting stunning American/ RWB/ Stars & Stripes/ Eagle quilts on FB. I was inspired! I spent some time the other night trying to make these old thrifted Star blocks into something fun and appealing for the holiday.

My mom gave them to me many years ago and every so often I have tried to use them. With apologies to their original maker, aren't they awful! Some sort of 80s freestyle piecing, and way to many conflicting prints.

Mo didn't even like the backing I was trying to use up.

I'll either get tough and toss them or put away for another year. Life's too short....

Have a great holiday!



gone to the beach....
And I did ! I took a pain pill and slowly walked down to meet my friends. They got me a new comfy chair, wow. It was glorious, I was so happy. When I sit at the beach, all my cares and woes just roll off my shoulders--it's like an actual feeling, of relaxation and peace.