Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Time


How did the time get away from me.  My last post for Memorial Day weekend and now the 4th of July weekend is creeping up on us.  Life keeps on lifing and all is good here.  Polly and I took a trip to Nebraska and I'm been stitching away every evening.  Here is my progress so far on the Star A Day quilt....


These are 6 of the 9 sections needed for the finished quilt. It's kind of neat to see them spread out like that.  They have a kind of patriotic look, don't they?

We have been lucky with the weather here and the summer has been lovely.  The Farmer's Market has been bursting with berries and cherries.  I even attempted this on Father's Day.....


I had to steal this picture from the internet because we were too late to capture mine with a photo. It disappeared fast.  Mine looked just like this one - maybe even neater.  Here is the recipe I used to make Norwegian Strawberry Cake.


If you've been following along on Instagram (I have to admit Instagram is so much easier than blogging.  A quick photo and accompanying sentence instead of a planned post).  Anyway, I've been posting some patriotic quilts and rugs.  Asked why, I said because I can.  Some people took that to mean because of Freedom, Liberty and all that.  That's true, but my first thought was that Polly and I have quite the inventory of patriotic quilts and rugs. What better time to bring them out, so to speak.

The Victory Girl quilt from the book of the same name
Hurrah

Beach Girl

Sand Pails from our first book - Folk Art Friends   

Beach Boy

Sailboat

The Spirit of Sacagawea from the book of the same name.

Crossed Flags from Victory Girls


V is For Victory from the Victory Girls book 

Memorial Day

Patriotic Kitties from Victory Girls

 Hug a dog and cat today.  This is a tough weekend for them. Poor Gibby wants to outlaw firecrackers.

Laters,

Laurie

15 comments:

Pamela Tasker said...

I just knew with your next post it would be a beauty ! Love it ! Can't wait to see Star A Day Quilt all sewn together. Enjoy your Independence Day and thank you for the cake recipe. Pam

Sherri said...

The star a day quilt is amazing. I love it!!!

Hildy said...

Love all your quilts!

Sue Bennett said...

The star quilt is totally amazing...

Nancyz said...

Love all your pictures! I've been viewing them on Instrgram. Could never choose my favorite! My poor dog will also be in agony this weekend. Murphy is diabetic and is loosing his sight, so I'm sure every firecracker boom will be even louder to him. He will sign the petition with Gibby for outlawing fireworks. Enjoy your weekend.

KathyD said...

Thank you for the blog post. Not all of us into instagram!

woolwoman said...

your Star a Day is fabulous ! I should get my templates out and give it a try. Might be a good patriotic project for this weekend. Oh please don't give up blogging - I don't do Instagram and FB is a poor substitute for a great blog. Take care and loved seeing all the wonderful photos. I love looking over my M&S books when I need inspiration. Cheers Mel

moosecraft said...

"Because I can"... love it! I actually wear a bracelet that has that stamped into it! (from an etsy shop) I'm in love with your version of the Star A Day quilt! Makes me want to give a go at one! Have a fabulous 4th4th!

farmhousequilter8 said...

Love the star quilt. Love all of your designs. Paula in KY

45th Parallel Quilter said...

LOVE your patriotic quilt post ... Happy Birthday, America! We are so blessed to live in this land of such abundance. Enjoy the 4th and DON'T use fireworks ... think of our pets and our veterans with PTSD!! Linda

Miss Jean said...

Have a Happy Fourth. I have to give my poor Mollie tranquilizers as the people (rude idiots) in the neighborhood have been shooting off fireworks for days now.

Christine S said...

Love your Star A Day! Have a great weekend!

apiecefullife said...

Love the stars. Must start one myself...
I have gone off instagram since they changed it. I get all confused with the order of things.

SharoninStitches said...

I love the Star Quilt. Must make one. I hope you'll continue this blog here. JMO. Go Blue! Sharon McQuistion

Melissa Guzman said...

Simply beautiful!

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