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Happy 4th of July

It’s party week here in the USA with 4th of July fun and games ramping up. Mostly, everyone in my neck of the woods (Utah) is trying to keep cool as the temperatures soar above 100 degrees. It’s dry heat, so its not that bad- as long as you can occasionally submerge yourself in a body of water to cool off and chill out.

We’ll be heading south for some family holiday fun- in the mountains, by a lake, sleeping in a tent… what’s more American than that? So, have a wonderful holiday- whatever you do- and enjoy this Treasury of darling patriotic items I’ve gathered up on Etsy.  I couldn’t get it to post here with all the shop links so click on the link below to do any further research on wares.
Happy 4th of July!
handmade patriotic goods
Stars and Stripes treasury


We survived the 4th of July festivities with only one trip to the clinic for an x-ray due to a foot-float incident– the result of playing paparazzi with your sailing friends on their float. We’re pretty certain the brand-new (literally, one day old) Chaco sandals my husband was wearing saved him from a completely crushed foot. (Hey Chaco, can we get a new pair?)
Regardless of injuries… it was a great holiday- food, friends, fun. I must say I love the party vibe that surrounds the 4th- crazy costumes, dancing in the streets, men in kilts, treats at midnight and fireworks on a hot summer night- can’t beat it.

Now back to sewing, I’m making up some new goods for Park Silly Sunday Market this weekend, give you a peek tomorrow. It’s raining here- finally- putting out all the fires and watering the tomatoes.