Looks like I didn't get one of the girls best side in one of these shots . (OOPS. I won't name names)
Aline said that I could show her Mystery quilt top that she recently completed. The pattern came from a Fons and Porter magazine from last year? My quick flipping though a stack of back issues Thurs night didn't come up with article. My reason for looking in the first place--the name--because Aline wanted to know)
The quilt will go to one of Aline's grandsons when completed. Note the pieced back she is holding. Not sure why we didn't pin it for her but I suspect that due to its size, it is headed to the longarm quilter.
As for me, not much to report except that the 9th quilt for June was quilted on July 1, LOL. Hanne is right--we should just extend June another week at least in our minds. The one I worked on was the 2nd pineapple blossom made from Linda S' blocks that I showed you in the post from June 17th. Today I believe I will work on a pinwheel top that Cher shared with us from their donation box---large quilt scaled down with lots of neat fabrics to look at. Finn will love it!
Anniston had its fireworks display last night at a park just a mile or so away as the crow flies. We can see a good bit of them through the trees and occasionally some go a bit higher where you get a better glimpse. DJ said we could probably see them better if we went up on the roof but that is kind of a joke between us. Years ago (like back in the late 80s) he was living a couple miles out from Bloomington. With everything being so danged flat with all those corn and bean fields you could see for miles when the fireworks were being set off at the country club golf course BUT you had to get up on the roof to get past the subdivision tree line. I got up there but could not get down--first of all, because it was pitch black out I couldn't see where I was stepping and couldn't feel the ladder rungs. 2nd, I am a little afraid of heights and 3rd, I was wearing a sundress and sandals which is not the best attire for ladder climbing or descending. Plus it turns out I already had a stress fracture in my right foot from moving that weekend--worked for a podiatrist and the x-ray confirmed it. How he talked me into getting up there in the first place I still don't know.
SOOOO I enjoyed looking out his bedroom window at the back of the house without the mosquitos and the crowds. I DO miss walking the 6-7 blocks over to Miller Park in Bloomington, IL to see fireworks. I think we have actually gone once since our move here--the last year they had them at Fort McClellan on the Parade Grounds before it closed. The lead singer from "Three Dog Night" performed in concert that night--shades of my "salad days" in the late 60's-early 70's.
We are not going anywhere this weekend but I know many of you ARE so it is apt to be pretty quiet around the ring. (I'll still look, LOL) Interesting to see how the other countries celebrate such things. UK have something similiar to Canada Day? I often wonder how long it might take till someone moves 4th of July just so they can have a 3 day weekend like they do with President's birthdays. Call it exclusively Independence Day and they might.