We celebrated Independence Day with all of our neighbors on our cul-de-sac. Have I mentioned that Andrew's Aunt & Uncle moved in next door? They have two boys, ages 5 and 9. So our little street is overrun with boys!
That's my Will up front, doing ninja moves (and sporting his board shorts). All of the pictures were blurry, but I guess that is what you get with half a dozen boys in an open space.
We also made a few "fireworks" of our own from an idea we have seen a lot lately on pinterest.
Baking Soda (base) + Vinegar tinted with food coloring (acid) = Fizzy reaction
Eyedroppers are probably our most favorite artistic tool of the moment.
Today I went to a good friend's Sprinkle Party. That's like a Baby Shower, but not quite as big of a to do. This is her third baby, so she was happy to get some diapers and basics. Of course I had to whip something up this morning. One advantage to a well stocked sewing room! I found a plain onesie to embellish, made a burp cloth and a little blankie.
I experimented a little with stamping ribbon tags. Very fun. Probably need to perfect it a bit more!
I even found some time to work on my Modern Medallion Quilt for Handstitched Camp. More than half way around with the little embroidered half square triangles.
I also made the first of my Storm at Sea blocks. Rather than English Paper Piecing I did Machine Paper Piecing. A little quicker and I seem to be getting behind. I'm going to focus on this next border for a while and come back to the HST's when I have a little more time (I know, that never happens!).
Now I am off to dinner at a friend's house. I am bringing my favorite Super Food Salad. I love anything with lemon vinaigrette!
I hope you are having a lovely weekend! xo, Courtney