Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Fabulous Fourth!

It's been a busy holiday.  I was at our town Picnic in the Park most of the day to sell chances on a great quilt made by a member of my quilt guild.  I hope you can see from the photo that this was a watermelon quilt - perfect for a picnic!  It was a lovely hot summer day but a bit windy to display a quilt.  Fortunately, my very handy husband is working on a backyard project and decided he could use a few more rocks for the wall he is building, so, two 50 pound bags of river rocks were perfect to hold the quilt stand down.

One of the highlights of the day is the parade of bikes and baby carriages with patriotic decorations.  This little one had a great ride down the lane of trees in the park.

It was so hot that our son and his girlfriend decided to add a new pool to our backyard.  It took them quite a long time to inflate it but they did get a chance to cool off for a while!

We had an nontraditional but delicious dinner.  We recently discovered quinoa (KEEN-wah) which is a fabulous vegetarian option for a summer dinner with fresh peppers, squash, asparagus and some snap peas.  Quinoa is a highly nutritious gluten-free seed with a nutty taste and is a great source of protein.

I have a bit more crafting to do tonight.  Tomorrow I'll be sharing some ideas for using the latest "Deal of the Month" from Creative Charms.  So I am enjoying the air conditioning and the Boston Pops while I finish up!


and one more thing...

I imagine some of you are checking in to find out about the giveaway! 

So, with no further ado...

the winner of the Martha Stewart Score Board is  

Leslie L.

who wrote 

I wasn't sure if I "needed" one of these but since I don't own any brand of score board I would love to win. If not buying with a coupon sounds good to me.

Leslie - you won't be needing that coupon!   Congratulations!
I have sent you an email so you can send me your mailing address.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

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  1. What a beautiful quilt! Great summertime photos too.
    Looking forward to seeing what you've created with the Deal of the Month.
    Congrats Leslie!

  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend! It's been very hot up here in my part of Canada too! Congratulations Leslie!!
    Also, I'd just like to share that I went out on Saturday to pick up the MS Score Board. I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but I'll let you know when I do. Thanks so much for all that information (with photos) that you provided.

  3. I LOVE these pictures! I hope you'll make some layouts with them. So glad you had a wonderful 4th. :-D

  4. That quilt is beautiful. I love the picture of your son in the pool too. To funny!

  5. Thank you so much Diane!! This is the first non-challenge item that I have won; I am so excited! I will be sending you an email soon. Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th...ours was a little wet but that is normal for FL.

  6. LOVE that quilt! Glad you had a great day!

  7. The parade looked so cute! Great pics :)

  8. Sounds like you had a fantastic holiday weekend. Happy belated July 4th to you. I was away attending Canada Day festivities (July 1st) and so now I must make up for lost blogging time! Love that watermelon quilt. many crafts, so little time.

  9. We also had Quinoa for the 4th. If there is a Trader Joe's near you try the red quinoa with grilled corn and asparagus. Great meal.
    Clara P

  10. Well, since I didn't win, I went to Michaels today with my 50% off coupon and I bought one! Thanks alot for the rexiew on it, you convinced me!
    carriedan1 at live dot com


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