Thursday, July 5, 2012

My Talented Friends


A couple of weeks ago at our quilt group some of the girls showed their latest projects.

My friend, Donna made this beautiful quilt from a Bonnie Blue Quilts pattern called Shiloh.  She is donating it to an Historical Society in her town and they are hanging it in an historical home.  I just loved it and it reinforces my desire to make a 'Civil War' era quilt.   That's Donna peeking around the side!!

Another friend, Nancy P did this gorgeous Christmas quilt from a Primitive Gathering pattern.  It had embroidery and applique.  She did a great job with it.  Sue is getting a 'up close' look at it!!  LOL



And then Mary made this darling little Schnibble.  She started it at our retreat in the Spring and now has it quilted up.  It was so pretty.

This is part of the reason I like being part of a quilt group - it constantly inspires you to do something outside your comfort zone or at least just admire their work.  

On another note, my darling, sweet husband put in an air conditioner upstairs for us today.  Just in time for a high of 97 tomorrow!  He is my hero!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day




If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.
And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.
That I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
And I’m proud to be and American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

-Lee Greenwood-