Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holiday.
I have to admit – we’re not doing too much to celebrate the holiday here. It is HOT outside and when I say HOT I mean HOT. Right now, at 4:52PM my thermometer is reading 102.6 degrees. Have I mentioned that I live in Wisconsin?! Today is the first fourth of July over 100 degrees on record! It’s also been seriously DRY in our area – our orchard got 3 tenths of an inch in June. Dry = no fireworks
Honestly – even if there were fireworks in our area I doubt I’d bring my girls out in this heat – unless we were heading to the pool! Which is exactly what we did this morning. We headed to my gym, which also happens to have a pool and water park and we went swimming. Cedi and Capri LOVED it and swam for the entire time we were there. Pip – was not the biggest fan (even though she looked super cute in her little bikini), which I suspected since she doesn’t really like her bath’s. I’m not sure what to do with a baby who doesn’t like water since my other two were little fish from day one but we slowly did some bobbing in and out of the water and eventually I held her close to me with the water over her belly. It seemed to work okay. As a plus, I got to snuggle with her in the water for over an hour – which would never happen in the ‘real world’. I think I’m going to have to take her all the time!
I didn’t get any work done today. Pip was up super early and we were up late so I’ve been pretty zombie like today. Oh well – maybe I’ll get a little quilting done tonight.
I did just discover the South Central Wisconsin Quilt Shop Association Shop Hop website. The shop hop is happening from July 20th through the 28th. I’m going to be up north for a few days of it and getting ready for the Summer Craftacular for the rest of the time but maybe the girls and I will take a day and go for a drive…could be fun.
Before I go and enjoy the rest of my Bud Light Lime-A-Rita (super good btw – a bit too good probably…) I am going to selflessly promote one of my patriotic items in my etsy shop. I’ll be showing this off a bit more in a future post as it’s one of my long arm quilted items but for now – here’s a sneak peak at my Quilted Patriotic Table Topper.
Happy 4th of July everyone!
If anyone reads this in Wisconsin I am sure you are well aware that you need to get out and Vote in today’s recall election. I’m not going to write about my political views on here but I am going to say this – if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about what’s going on.
To start our morning off we’re heading to Cedi’s 4K picnic. I had to sign up for a dish to pass a few weeks ago. I always have a difficult time deciding what to make because I never know what I’m going to feel like making until I’m actually making it. (sort of like my art projects). I finally wrote down Patriotic Strawberries (worked out well that the recall election was on the same day as the picnic) and was going to make these:
Strawberries were ready early in Wisconsin so this plan ended up working really well.
On Sunday morning, my mother-in-law and I packed up the three girls and we went and picked strawberries at Burr Oak Gardens. The two older girls did fantastic and Pip was a great cheerleader that had more fun feeding the dog her treats than eating them herself.
So, this morning I melted my white chocolate, put my blue sprinkles in a bowl and made up some Patriotic Strawberries!
I also couldn’t resist and made a Patriotic Jello Dish to go with it… (Blue Jellow, whipped cream, and yes, Strawberries).
I’ll be working at my poll location this afternoon so I’ll see you all when the polls are closed!