Monday, July 04, 2011

Liberty Belles

No company here today, making it pretty much business as usual. My husband made the astute remark that the only thing that makes holidays worth celebrating is KIDS! Our kids may as well live on another planet. So today we went out for lunch at a less than desirable place, the best one being closed. Then I went to my sewing room to turn this little cross stitch project into a pillow. 

 I worked up this little project during the winter. It is called Liberty Belles (love the name) by Little House Needleworks. I have so many little stitcheries that have not been turned into anything finished, so I am happy to get this one done. I had just enough big rick-rack left from an earlier project to add to the two ends.


It is getting dark earlier than usual tonight and I just heard this huge crash outside and thought maybe someone lit off a stick of dynamite. But no, it is thunder cracking loudly close by. People have been staking their claim to spots on the beach all day long and our street is lined with many more cars than usual. There are always wonderful fireworks at the beach on the 4th of July, and now it is raining. I feel sad for all the people and especially the kids who look forward to this big event. I wonder if the fireworks will get rained out?

Hope all you Americans are having a happy holiday!


11 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

That stitchery is really darling, Marcie, and you finished it! Can you see the fireworks from your house (normally)?

Karen said...

What a good project to work on today. Looks like a nice firm pillow.

We ate out too. Barbecue. A good thing for the 4th of July.

Marilyn Robertson said...

What a perfect project for today! It is adorable!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that little pillow is adorable! And the rick rack on the ends is perfect!

Jeanne said...

Such a cute little pillow and perfect for the occasion! I love Little House Needleworks' patterns.

onlymehere said...

Hope they didn't get rained out! You'd have a great seat for them if you wanted to watch them. Many years ago we lived where we could just sit on our front lawn and enjoy them! We never had to stake out a spot or wait all that time. It was great...for one day of the year at least, lol! Love the Liberty Belles! I love crosstitch and your use of rick rack really set it off to perfection.

Deanna said...

Cute project!

Angie said...

Your pillow is adorable, Marcie! I used to do a lot of cross-stitch, but haven't done any in many years now. Hope you were spared the wrath of the storm in your neck of the woods.

Polly said...

I love your new pillow! It is darling. What would we do with out the internet? It is the only way I can see all your cute projects.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm late to see your post...I've been ill and still on the mend. This is adorable! Love that added rick rack!!!

Michelle said...

I just wanted to share with you that I visited Millstone Quilts in Mechanicsville, VA, and saw lots of your great patterns...they had some of them as kits too! I bought one and I shared it on my blog, if you want to check it out! :)