I think the title of this post says it all. If you live anywhere in the US right now you know what I mean. I am ever so thankful for air conditioning. I do believe I will be making this pasta salad today - something cool and refreshing needs to be on my menu this week and from the looks of it this will make a good addition to my lunch for the rest of the week.
I just had to stitch another little patriotic piece before the 4th and I found the perfect one when I went to Salisbury a couple of weeks ago. This was a freebie Robin was offering in her shop:
La D Da
32 ct Blackberry Dyed Linen/GAST floss
As you can see I took a little artistic license with the pattern. :o) "Flag City, USA" really didn't have any meaning for me so I substituted the city of my birthplace (it is also where my boys grew up and the birthplace of Duke University). I decided to finish it as a hanging pocket. I braided some twine with a dark blue ribbon for the hanger, trimmed it with Victorian Motto chenille, and filled it with some fabric stars. :o) The stars were made by fusing some fabric together, cutting the stars, and glueing them to bamboo skewers.
I am still in a patriotic mood and trying to resist starting yet another piece. I don't have any idea how it happened
but I currently have 4 WIP's and really shouldn't start something else right now. It was only 2 years ago that I only worked on 1 piece at a time and I just don't know how I have ended up with 4 projects in the works. Oh, and none of them are really close to completion either. I don't know if I can resist...the Olympics are coming up and my American pride starts to boil over.....
I would like to wish all of my American friends a Happy 4th of July filled with fun, family, friends, and a stitch or two. For my International friends I hope you have a fabulous week doing whatever your heart desires. :o) Thank you for your visits and lovely comments, I appreciate each and every one.