The 4th of July turned out to be a lovely day weather-wise.  We started off with the tradtional pet parade.  Chloe decided to ride her scooter in the parade and Ryan decided to sit it out, so Scrabble watched along with Ryan and I.   The dogs are everywhere at this parade, including this hula girl.


This "zebra" was quite noticible and when I went closer I realized she was handled by Liz, one of my chemo nurses.  She hasn't seen me since then and was happy to see me with hair!


After the parade there were popsicles all around.


In the afternoon we had a bbq with my parents and there was some ball play and a Scrabble game. 


For dinner we went out to Thai food, my favorite!  Then I had a bit of sewing time and fireworks.


The fireworks were inside as well as outside because I got a lot of sewing time over the weekend and finally got to play with my solid scraps.  What fun this was!  It all started with this.  I hadn't yet started a quilt for the Lazy Gal Summer quilt along.  When I came up with this idea, it was to repeat Ryan several times, then it exploded!



There are more here too.


I haven't decided yet what the setting will be for these (any thoughts?), but I'm excited to have so many done.  I love the colors too.  Now the solid scrap bin is just whites, blacks and a bit of brown.  Sounds like a Gee's Bend combination to me. 

Yesterday I volunteered at the Sister's Quilt Show office.  I didn't get to see as many quilts as I would have liked because most of the sorting was done last week, but it was still nice to get in there and see behind the scenes.  What a ton of work goes into this week's festival!  Today I sold raffle tickets for our guild's quilt at one of the local quilt shops.  Tomorrow Cheryl comes!  I've also found out that Quiltville Bonnie and Marathon Quilter Cher will be at the show as well as Celtic Knots Cathi who I already knew was coming.  It would be fun to meet some of you in person, so if you happen to see me at the show, give a shout out!  Posts may be sporadic over the next week, but I'll be around.