I know, I know!!! I've not posted in awhile and I'm very appreciative of you noticing!! I have been very busy with summer time activities, but I've also been working on several quilt projects, two of which I cannot post about because they are surprises - oh they know they are getting the quilts, but don't know what they look like!!
Though I've not posted, I have added "pages" to my blog! (had to ask for help to get it done - thanks Janet) but am glad to post about my past projects! Take a peek by clicking on the tabs at the top. I have a couple more pictures I need to add - just haven't taken the time or don't have the picture!
I'll start with my monthly fabric giveaway! I can't really call it FFFF any more because I've missed the 15th two months in a row!!!
But this month I've got 4 FQ's from Connecting Threads. I had hoped to post about this on Flag day, but I loved this Star fabric and wanted to share some with one of you!! I've got a small star quilt in the making - hope to have the flimsy made by July 4th and of course it will have stars as the pattern!!
To enter the giveaway, just leave me a message on this post and tell me (and everyone else, too!) your favorite 4th of July activity and/or memory.
4th of July means "PICNIC" to me. My grandmother always hosted a picnic on the 4th - we would go to a lake, or in the mountains (remember I was raised in Colorado/Wyoming) and we'd eat fried chicken, potato salad, angel eggs, hot dogs, chips, and we could drink as many cokes (that's pop or sodas to anyone not from the south!) as we wanted!! We'd play games, play in the water, go hiking, just what ever!! It was also kinda a family reunion because all the aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles would come, because my grandma made the BEST fried chicken ever!!!!! I can still taste it!!
Any way - would love to hear your favorite 4th activities!!!! I'll post the winner in about a week!
Lori posted about vintage linens and asked if anyone else collected them - well..... I was warned by my resident cowboy, that if bought one more tablecloth..... well you kinda get the picture.
Here are a few of my favorites!!!
Lori asked how we display them - well I use them! On the table, under lamps etc.
I've also been working on a Dutch inspired doll quilt. Jeanneke gifted me the scraps from her "Houses" quilt because I'm been very interested in Dutch quilting and fabric since I met Lucy. So, I'm making a 'schattige Hollandse poppen quilt'!! Here are the pictures of the "inspiration" and the blocks. The blocks are 3" (finished) and I'm playing around with the setting with some red polka dot fabric - another Dutch color/design. I chose blocks that make me think of Holland/The Netherlands. It has been a lot of fun!!
Hope this finds each and every one of you enjoying the summer!!! This year has been much better for us. Not as hot and dry, but many are suffering from 112 degree heat, no rain and wild fires. My prayers go out to each and everyone!
Don't forget to pray for our soldiers who selflessly serve our nation and the world. During this season of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, I am reminded that freedom wasn't free - but I'm very thankful for each and ever soldier that has served our nation to make our world a good place to be!