This was our 13th and last 4th of July party and we have had a great time over the years. I usually give prizes to the winners of the croquet matches but this year I gave all my unused leftover packs of paper plates, napkins and plasticware in a cute red, white and blue bucket to Chris and Brad who have been there every year-should be some benefit for faithfulness!
|Greg and I, our neighbors, Sam and Frances, friends Steve and Candy, Chris and Bill|
|Pat and Howard (Greg's cousins), Wally who was 88 on the 4th and his SIL, Jim and my Greg|
|Two games were in progress-Steve was playing croquet and Lizzy was playing Frisbee|
|Julie was never sure if it was her turn or not!|
|Every game needs a referee-and that is Howard's job|
Yesterday I didn't even get dressed. I stayed in my nightie, watched Netflix and sewed. The second block instructions had come out for the Quilt along I am participating in (see the Aiming for Accuracy button on my sidebar) so i finished that. It was an easy block so it didn't take long and it came out a perfect 15.5x 16.5.
I have been using a tool I have had but had never got around to using-a Dragonfly 1/2 and 1/4 square triangle cutter. It tells you what size square to cut to get the proper triangle and then gives you the ability to drawsewing lines rather than the line down the middle. It says you don't have to trim after and it is true-they come out perfectly. Wendy Mathison designed the Dragonfly.
|#1 and #2|
|Dragonfly tool by Wendy Mathison|
|24 border swags-six coordinated reds|
|Original sketch with round glasses and no eyes showing|
|New eyes with glasses all cut-16 pieces in all|
|material for eyes ironed on-Elton John glasses in place|
|All fabrics ironed on-we'll see if the illusion works-not seeing it yet:)|
Before I go to the college, I am going to go to the sale at M and L fabrics. They are like a warehouse with tons of flats at 2-2.95 a yd and they are having a 20% off sale. Need a few pieces for my Mary Lou Weidman class. I am staying with an Evergreen couple in Long Beach for two nights-I love Evergreen-it made this class doable-10.00 a night includes breakfast and is only 12 miles from the school.
Will write again on Wednesday-have a great first of the week!