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Am I the only one that makes a quilt, displays it for the season, puts it away for next year and then forgets about it? I was looking for something for my friend and found this little patriotic quilt. I had forgotten about it. It barley made it up for the 4th but I figure it can stay up for the rest of the month. I also found this from an exchange I did several years ago. Each cute little basket is from a dear friend. It now has a home on the wall for the summer season. Hopefully I won’t forget about them next year.I hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July. I know our family did. We did the children’s bike parade Friday night. DD decorated her bike and rode with her friends. They had a great time and everyone got a Popsicle afterward.

We ate pizza in the park and listened to the concert. They had three bands. One did Beach Boys music, another did music by the Monkeys and the finale was a band that did Beatles music. They were all quite good. And everyone had a good time. We got up the next morning to have breakfast in the park and watch the parade. I forgot the camera so sorry no pics. DD made a killing on candy though. Then we went to the quilt show. There were some great quilts. A Dear Jane that was simply amazing. Then hubby took the boys to a car show and DD went to play at her cousins up north which meant I got some independence of my own. I was able to spend the afternoon in the cool of my sewing room. I’ll show what I did there later. I want to make a little more progress before I give you a peek.

After the car show and before the barbecue someone was a little worn out. He just crashed. We had a fun barbecue with my brother and his family in the evening. While we waited for it to get dark hubby let off a few smoke bombs. I never knew those could be so amusing. The little kids loved dancing in the smoke. They were hilarious. We also played spoons. And just had a great time together. When it was dark we did fireworks. All in all it was a great day.


  • Tina says:

    sounds like a great weekend!

  • Needled Mom says:

    Never feel like you are the "only" one doing dumb stuff out there. We can all relate.

    Looks like it was a great weekend.

  • Karen says:

    The basket quilt is a hit with me. And all from friends. Can't be better.

  • Teresa says:

    It does look like you had a great family fun day. Those are the best!

  • Trisha says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with family. It doesn't get better than that!

  • Jackie's Stitches says:

    What wonderful music for the park! So many of those tend to be blue grass or country music. I grew up on Beatles and who doesn't love the Beach Boys or the Monkeys?!

    I love the idea of putting a quilt away and then rediscovering it. Makes you fall in love with it all over again!

  • *karendianne. says:

    I'm glad you had such a nice holiday and I have to say I love that little basket quilt.

  • Myra says:

    Great little quilts! Love the baskets… 😎
    Sounds like an awesome weekend with the family! good for you!

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Glad you had a great Independence Day! It is fun to swap your quilts around each season. I love your little basket one – very sweet.

  • Wanda says:

    Great "finds"!!! I love it when I find something that I forgot about but really like!! Very nice quilts! Your 4th sounds so wonderful..a time of pride in country, family and lots of fun…just like it should be!

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