...I'm not as young as I used to be! I had such a fantastic time with family yesterday, but boy, did it wear me out!! The cleaning, the cooking, the yardwork..but it was so-o-o worth it. We had the traditional, all-American menu: BBQ beef and BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, etc. etc. etc. Desserts o'plenty. After we gorged ourselves to an embarrassing state, we watched neighborhood fireworks till almost 11 PM--way past my bedtime, LOL! But I do so love family gatherings. The postcards pictured are from an online swap. The beach scene is one I sent to a quilter in North Carolina. The yummy strawberry basket one came to me from Nebraska. Such fun! We'll do another one in July.
These three stitchery photos are from my current "Go To" project (one I keep ready to grab and go) called Journey Of the Ark. It is from a kit I mentioned a few posts back. I saw the finished quilt in a local quilt shop and really liked it. There will be nine blocks in all, stitched in olive DMC 934 floss. Then each block is trimmed and framed in a light olive print. The sashing and borders are in a delightful Whimsicals dark olive and barn red floral with small barn red Ohio star cornerstones. I love mindless work like this embroidery. Once I had the patterns all transferred to the background, it was just sit and stitch!! My only problem is... saving it for car time or dentist office time or mini-group time!!! I just want to stitch on it all the time! I think I will need to re-visit the quilt shop where I bought the kit and take a look at how it was quilted. Hope everyone had a little time to enjoy and appreciate their families over the Fourth. Now it's back to the ole' grindstone!
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