As I drove down our country road I noticed a flag on the barn reminding me of the recent 4th of July holiday.
What a wonderful memory of stars and stripes hanging high in the sky.
The streets shut down and the whole town gathered to celebrate.
Everyone that decorated their wheels,
had the chance to be part of the annual bike parade.
Even my husband Michael got in on the action!
We spent independence day celebrating and enjoying a family reunion at the homestead farm.
Surrounded by simple blessings,
tractors were resting,
and so were all of the tools.
The gate was closed on the normal day’s work.
Everything looked so peaceful as the wind whispered through the tall grass.
Ever so often we were reminded with a little “cluck” that not everyone had the weekend off.
We watched the kids play – both young and old.
Brothers helping sisters make their way down the river.
And girls decorating their hair with field flower wreaths.
In this primitive surrounding even grandpa found his new favorite tool – a homemade backscratcher.
Surprises were found behind every door on this family reunion.
Toasting special moments with some favorites,
and getting inspired by the red and blue color theme.
Many of you have celebrated this holiday with our Seasonal Silhouettes Block 7 – July.
It’s always fun to see how the idea progresses from my little original sketch to a quilt.
Leave a comment by the end of July and we will draw a winner to receive our “Seasonal Silhouette” book, a 2014 Calendar, and one of our laser cut “Seasonal Silhouette Blocks” to inspire you in the months to come!
One of my favorite red, white, and blue quilts is this one made by Michael’s grandmother Anna Sitar called “God Bless America”.