Sunday, July 3, 2011

Scanning blogs

This morning while DH is still snoring :-) , I'm scanning quilting blogs  - actually I do that every morning , but usually I only take the time to read those blogs that I follow and read Quilters Blogs in the evening.   Anyway...... as I'm scanning / reading blogs, I'm seeing quite a bit of reference to the 4th of July, Independence Day, Americana  and seeing quite a bit of red, white and blue.  I'm right there with them!  I love my country!!!  And I know those who live in other countries love theirs as well and bless them for that.  Do I complain about the 'state' of our Union?  Well, sure I do - nothing's perfect.  But I feel so fortunate to be able to complain and not worry about retribution.  But I don't discuss politics - and respect the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinions/beliefs. 
OH, sorry, got lost somewhere along the way (it does happen sometimes :-)  )   So, yes I'm working on things red, white and blue this weekend as well.  Have made up some sets of blocks for Sew Fest, managed to assemble a row quilt, and in general have been using up some red, white and blue scraps that I'm, quite frankly, tired of looking at!   This next week I really, really have to get my stack of Patriotic quilts quilted before Sew Fest.  Some are lap size and will probably take longer to get on the frame than to actually quilt.
As for 4th of July celebration plans...... Yesterday our ATV riding buddies came in the morning and we did breakfast outside ( everything taste better cooked outside!)  Yesterday was some record high heat here in SE AZ, and because of my cataract surgery - we're not riding.  Today we'll have an early dinner at friend's - BBQ ribs, but I'll take chicken as I don't 'do' BBQ (I know... how unAmerican of me!)  Then tomorrow, we'll go to my son and family's for another cook out (son cooks a delicious steak!) and then fireworks.  And would you believe this all came together just yesterday :-)  I love impromtu!
Wishing everyone a wonderful 4th of July weekend - whatever country  you live in!


1 comment:

Linda said...

Happy Fourth to you too! (I'm with you on the ribs. I prefer chicken, too!)