Wednesday, July 04, 2007

July 4, 2007

Happy Fourth of July if you are in America, Happy Wednesday whereever else you may find yourself!

My only two patriotic pieces. The pillow was made by Danielle of The Peacock's Feather. I was her swap person for a summer swap on the Needle and Thread BB years ago. This pillow is one of my treasures. The picture, stitched by moi, is Americana by Kathy Barrick-Dieter of
That's Polly Prissypants in the background. I thought the pot of flowers might take away from the sand that is my backyard, sand and no beach, that hurts! But because of the heat and our drought, the flowers aren't so perky. Fortunately we seem to have fallen into a weather cycle of the afternoon monsoon, I'm loving it, grass is starting to grow, I haven't had to waste electricity running the sprinkler system. I think it's a waste anyway but my neighbors appreciate the greeness that is part of my lawn, but I've only been running them in the front yard as you can tell from all the sand in the back.
If you're in the USA I hope your day is filled with cookouts, icy cold watermelon, and lots of family love. We have family on the way down from Memphis, they're hoping to arrive before tonight's fireworks specatacular. I'm attempting to get the laundry off the table and kitchen floor mopped.
Coming soon:
Pictures of my current WIP, not 13th Colony Bay for a change but Long Dog's Sonne Spotte. Not familiar with the design, check it out here:


Anonymous said...

Happy 4th, Melissa! Lovely stitching!

danielle said...

Hi Melissa,
I was scrolling through my bloglines and saw your photo and thought I stitched that same design, but gave it away--no wait, that IS the design I stitched! LOL. It was an early exchange piece--I think if I was doing it now I would sew fabric on the four borders, but I was a newbie at the time. I'm so glad you like it and display it. It is a great design!! Hope you have a lovely fourth as well!

Michelle said...

Love your patriotic pieces - so cute!

Carol said...

Ooo, those are lovely patriotic pieces!