Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Wrap Up

The busy week is coming to a close.  They just seem to go more quickly with each passing week.  We had a great time celebrating the 4th of July here.  We always have a large crowd and everyone brings side dishes for the BBQ so it isn’t too stressful, but I really didn’t have much time to get photos.  The little ones always enjoy the sparklers which is about when I remember to get the camera out.

002
003

Then on Sunday the girls wanted to have a tea party.  We made fresh scones and graham cracker cookies.

007

The boys were banned from the tea party, but found ways to entertain themselves without “bugging” the girls.

008

Since we babysat little ones for a few days we went to see Inside Out.  It was such a cute movie – for kids and adults.

After all of the cleaning, I managed to slip into my quiet space and sew my blocks together for the flag quilt.  It is currently 60x78”, but when taking the pictures of it I realize that the picture angle can make a huge difference.  Look at the square vs. the rectangle.

013
015

I guess the next picture will have to be of it all quilted and hanging to get one straight on for a true representation. 

Have a wonderful, summery weekend.

23 comments:

Jeanna said...

Looks like everyone was having a great time.

The kids are just too cute...growing fast though.

I love the flag quilt. Very interesting how different the photos look depending on the angle. I look forward to see it quilted.

Hope you have an enjoyable summery weekend, too :)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Family time is the best! Your flag quilt is awesome.....definitely does look different from the two perspectives...but it is awesome in either direction! I'm off to work in a bit........."hi ho, hi ho".........

sunny said...

Sparklers AND a tea party?? Lots of fun at your house. Can't wait to see the completed flag quilt. I think I could make one of those.

Joyful Quilter said...

I LOVE graham cracker cookies! You're the first person I've ever met who also makes them. When I talk about them to friends they look at me weird...then I make them some.

The flag quilt looks great from both angles.

Raewyn said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time, Mary,love the tea party pic :-) Your flag quilt is looking great - good you found some sewing time.

Susan said...

It looks like you had a great week! We did the same here with family on the 4th and then grandkids for the rest of the week. It was hectic, but fun!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

that is a very neat flag quilt, Mary! The time goes by too quickly...they grow waaaaay too fast

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just love that flag quilt ... wow, what a difference the angle of the photo makes! Who knew?

Looks like you had an absolutely fabulous week. Ah, the memories made.

Jessie Pope said...

I think Jordan went through about twelve sparklers. Thanks for hosting! So nice of you to allow all the insanity over every year! That quilt is fabulous.

Maria said...

Sparklers are always fun.. Love the hats the girls wore for their tea party... Hmm the boys playing games ??

Your flag is looking great. Looks much bigger taken long ways not square?

barbara woods said...

lovely family, i see they all had fun

barbara woods said...

lovely family, i see they all had fun

Wacky Woman said...

You are amazing Mary. I can't believe how much you get done.

Rhonda said...

Being with family and friends are always the best times!! Love your flag quilt. Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

quiltmania said...

What a wonderful way to spend the holiday!

Michele said...

I love your flag quilt and can't wait to see it finished.

Carol said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your sweet family. Love that flag quilt!

Ramona said...

Family time is so precious and special. Congrats! on your new grand baby. Your flag quilt is wonderful! Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Soma Acharya said...

What a fun party!! You made the perfect food for a tea party, Mary! The quilt looks so beautiful already, I will be waiting very impatiently to see it quilted. Oh and I still love sparklers :)

-Soma

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy 4th July. Sorry it's 10 days later! Your family get together looks fantastic! Mine just left this morning - Hugs Nat

OPQuilt said...

I loved the pictures of your family all involved and doing things. It's like a mini-reunion, I'd say. What a fun way to spend the Fourth! I love that flag of yours! I've been taking screen shots of everyone's flag quilt, hoping to find time to make one. Now that I am so slow on that one, maybe I just ought to move on to Halloween?

Elizabeth

Sandra said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time at your family gathering. Congratulations on your new grand daughter as well. What a wonderful way to spend July 4th!
Love the scrappy flag quilt and look forward to seeing it completed.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Looks like fun was had by all. Love your flag quilt. I made a wall hanging one time and massed up the values and the stripes looked like they were going vertically instead of horizontally. It was very weird.