To all my readers in the U.S., I hope you have a fabulous 4th! Here's an iconic American image - Betsy Ross showing off her handiwork to George Washington and friends. Don't we all love to do that? Well, maybe not to George. hee hee!
We're having a quiet day here. Just the 2 of us here - The Kid has to work - but we're having a good day. Going to BBQ some steaks and veggies, and the neighborhood will have plenty of fireworks this evening. Everyone has been "practicing" the fireworks for the last week, and the poor dog is just about beside herself. She'll get crated this evening before it gets too crazy. The cats will be hiding under the beds. ;)
And here's another iconic American image - the classic Schoolhouse block. As promised, here is a finished shot of the charity quilt with the binding all done. I decided that red plaid would go real well, and I really like it! Still wishing I could keep this one!
Close up shot - of course I cut the binding on the bias!
I finally got the back for the Halloween quilt all pieced, and now it is at the long-armers waiting to be quilted. Sorry, I totally forgot to take a photo of the back. I couldn't wait to get it sent off!
When the new Block Lotto block was announced for July, and I was all through with the Halloween quilt project and had some time, I had to run and try those Silly Strings! So, here's my first block. Hopefully more to come. This was a lot easier than I thought it might be. Next time I may cut my curves a little more curvy. We're supposed to use a light fabric for the background that is not white or cream, and I don't think I'll be using any more of this pink. It's kind of blah for my taste.
Here's a sneak peek of what I'm doing now . . . putting the binding on String Thing 2! It's going slowly, as my arthritic thumb is complaining pretty loudly right now. So, only a few minutes a day of progress. But I'll get there!
We got good news the other day. The Kid has been accepted into the University of Washington and will start there this fall! I'm so proud of him!