I have been following the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month for my Little Baskets and Airship Propeller blocks. The RSC color for July was blue.
This flower was blooming mid-month while I was doing prep work but the actual applique didn’t get started until the last week of July.
The Airship Propeller block and one of the Little Baskets are red, white and blue for Independence Day, long gone :)
My design board is the lawn !
Come to think of it, I threw my last floral applique blocks out on to the lawn as well! :) HERE.
Last Friday, we were all piled into my sons’ van to go to Fusian, a local Hibachi restaurant, where we would meet some other family members and celebrate my grandsons’ birthday, which was on the 23rd.
It was raining here but not too badly. Thunder was rumbling all around….we went about 10 minutes or less up the main road and turned on to another, on the way to the restaurant which was on Rt. #19, Washington County, Pa. WOW…halfway up that road we encountered major flooding. The creek below the houses up on the main part of the street had overflowed ( and we are talking overflowed by an acre or more! )
Clearly this area very close to us had been receiving far more rain! To make a long story short, they and others had, and while my place was fine, all around our county had flooding, water rescues, the whole bit. A local park, Mingo Creek Park, had severe damage as the creek turned in to a raging river.
A few family members were delayed reaching the restaurant, having been stuck on the highway or needing to find alternate routes but in the end we had a good time.
Brent had a blast and asked for the “Happy Birthday” song to be played over and over again.
BOTH Brent and Javis in the last year have requested that the money that might be spent on a big birthday party with tons of relatives coming and bestowing them with a boatload of gifts, rather be spent on going to Fusian with just the immediate family.
So these little boys want the experience more than the avalanche of gifts that come from a party with 30 or more attending. Interesting.
Above : My DIL’s Twin.
My DIL has twin daughters. One of them was acting up that afternoon and was threatened with missing the dinner party. She continued. DIL stayed home with her. When you threaten discipline you have to stick with it.
The GOOD twin that day with my youngest son :)
Well I have one more blue Little Basket cut out and prepped for the July RSC color and then it will be moving on to other projects…it seems that yard work, reading, this-that-and-the-other has me slowed down in regards to quilting / sewing this summer.
Still, any progress is fine, even if it is slow :)
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