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Thread: 4th july sewing day for me, what about you?

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    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
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    I will be packing for my two week long trip - have hand sewing ready to take. Washington DC for a couple of days, on to Charleston SC for 5 days, then Colonial Williamsburg for 2 and finish up at Lancaster for 2.
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    I sure hope I get a chance to sew...been reorganizing my studio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    I will be packing for my two week long trip - have hand sewing ready to take. Washington DC for a couple of days, on to Charleston SC for 5 days, then Colonial Williamsburg for 2 and finish up at Lancaster for 2.
    Sounds wonderful! Enjoy York trip!

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    I don't have my schedule yet this week, but the shop is closed on July 4th and my husband's family is coming over for a cookout (we do this every year). Not so many show up any more, the kids are all grown, most with families of their own. And the aunts and uncles are all passed now.

    We are in an extreme drought here in NE Indiana, with a county-wide burn ban. All of the area fireworks displays have been cancelled or postponed until Labor Day weekend.

    I may get some hand work in, once dinner is over and the kitchen cleaned up.

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    Sounds good to me too! I'd rather be inside in the cool sewing than outside sweating like a pig!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I miss those. My dog doesn't like fireworks either but we'll hear plenty of them all week long in the area. I remember having fun when I was younger doing fireworks so I won't complain like a an old biddy about them now even though I may want to.
    I don't consider myself an old Biddy.lol I just think enough is enough, and the fireworks they are shooting off right now are illegal.
    Sadiemae

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    im sewing as well we have a group lined up to sew and the men are cooking and at supper time we eat. it will be a nice midweek break i have a baby quilt to bind. i was lazy and didnt get it done yesterday i finished up another baby quilt and started a lap quilt though.
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    We will be watching 3 grandkids, taking them to the fireworks stands, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows (yes, I know it is HOT, but they love doing that) then watching the neighborhood fire works display and finally inside to bed. I am 72 years old with RA so I will be majorily tired by 10:30 or so. Hopefully their dad won't be too late in picking them up.

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    I probably wont be sewing as we are going to my MIL's. The good thing is she is a sewer! I have a list of questions for her since I am learning to sew on m own. Debating on if I should take my machine along, but DH says to take some time away. Feels like cutting of my arm but I'll give it a shot. lol

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    It's a quilting day for me, too! I just spent all weekend rearranging furniture to accomodate my new sewing table (which isn't working out as well as I'd hoped - argh!!) so I'm feeling a little bit of withdrawals. I feel like my machine is pouting - I haven't touched it in a week except to move it! I promised her we'd spend some quality time together on Wednesday to make up for it! LOL

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    I am going to make a quilt for the wounded warriors! Seems fitting for the 4th, I'm in Miami and its' hot and sticky here! I don't want to be out during the day either
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    I will be sewing and trying to keep my dogs calm while the fireworks go off.

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    The 4th of July here is a BIG DEAL. It was voted one of the 10 best celebrations in the U.S. (Racine, WI - check it out!)

    The Pre-Parade rolls at 8:00 and then the Parade starts at 9:00. Depending upon where you sit, it ends between 11:00 and 1:00. Tens of thousands watch.

    Afternoon is time for cookouts and swimming, this year at my sister's who has a pool. Many public areas have a ban on charcoal grills - just gas allowed. Or Summerfest in Milwaukee. Or the carnival set up at the mall.

    Evening brings the fireworks. They will go on as usual because they are set off over the lake (Lake Michigan).

    Outside of Christmas, this is my favorite holiday. No time to sew!

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    I'll be working on two baby quilts and DH will be grilling for our daughter and I. No extended family get-togethers this year because of work and travel.
    Elizabeth

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    oh, I'll definitely be in my studio! I've got several UFO's that need finished up. I hope to get the POW/MIA quilt off the wall by this weekend. Won't have it quilted, but have the top done.

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    There's a craft fair in town and a parade but we may just stay home in the woods. Normally three cars at a junction here is considered a traffic jam so crowds taking over is great for the shopkeepers and summer visitors but holds no appeal to my DH. Last night there was such a huge bang I thought a someone's gas tank may have exploded but DH said it was just a firework somewhere across the lake - it sounded like I imagine a small bomb would. We may go to the town's firework display because that's on the bank on the lake and no fire risk.


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    I will be taking a day off from sewing!! I'm working on two costumes...one is the Red Queen and the other is (of course) Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. My customers are two ladies who go to Disney in Florida every October for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Or perhaps I'll finish up the shoulder bag from the stuffed Cheshire Cat I've just 'gutted' and replaced with a finished lining. All he needs now is the long shoulder strap.

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    I work six days a week too for the 40 pay check. Play to sew and take a break and maybe hit JoAnns. Both sons work so will be a quiet day here. WAIT the Fourth is tomorrow WHOPEE...best I get everything organized so I can start sewing early early early! Have a good day everyone!
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    sewing for me...off work ...and it will be way to hot to be outside...flowers can wait..

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    I'm home alone on the 4th and not working, so hope to stay in the AC & finish a baby quilt. Ran out of material for the back, so must go to LQS today (hee, hee). I will try to limit myself to just the needed fabric, like I ever can!
    Fay

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    Not totally sure what I will be doing, but what ever it is, it will be inside my nice A/C house.
    Amythyst

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    I work from 5 am to noon that day, so later that afternoon we will head over to the sons house to make our yearly BBQ Ribs on the grill for supper, watch the parade and then the fireworks from his back yard. He lives right on the route of the parade and lives 1/4 mile from where they light off the fireworks. His back yard is huge enough to put a football field in. So when they switched the parade route from our house.. to his..our gathering spot switched also. This gathering is for just us local family and friends... our official one is at our cabin on Saturday..then we have min of 75 people... up to 125 .. as we have people that just stop in for small little 30 minute hello's.. lol
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    I am really looking forward to spending the day in my quilting room; it's nice to have a day off in the middle of the week! Happy 4th of July everyone!

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    Sewing day for me. It is very hot here in Texas and I have to make my Saturday Sampler Block for this Saturday. Then last Saturday I took a class and made the cutest truck. Wish I knew how to post pictures, it was so much fun to do. I still need to make the background for it and do the quilting part. I am anxious to get it finished and show it off. Everyone have a good 4th and be safe and mindful of the heat and crowds.
    Texas raised, Texas Proud

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    I'm making cushions for a friends patio set that I had promised her for Christmas. But it took her a long time to choose the. Fabric and then I was getting quilt ready for our local show and then vacation. I hope to get them done by the weekend!

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