Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rag Quilts for my nephews and my first little tutorial

It has been a very busy couple of weeks and I finally finished sewing the 2 rag quilts for my nephews. I had so much fun embroidering them to give them each a personal touch.

They were really simple to make. I cut out 20 8" x 8" squares, pinned together and sewed about an inch from the edge of the fabric and sewed them together. I then attached each row together, embroidered their names and then embroidered on the lower right corner "Love, Aunt Alisha". I then sewed all the way around the blanket, so I could then cut little slits all around the edge of the blanket and the inner squares. Then you just wash and dried the blanket by itself, so there wouldn't be lint all over our other clothes. This is what gives the blanket the "rag" effect. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great week!!

All my best,

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day America!!

Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, commemorates the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, served as a formal announcement that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and would henceforth be free and independent states. Regarded as the birthday of the United States of America, the day is typically celebrated with parades, fireworks, ceremonies, barbecues and family gatherings. The Fourth of July is America's birthday -- our most patriotic celebration. And for military families locally with loved ones serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan it holds special meaning. To everyone who currently serving and or a veteran, I say Thank you. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made in the past, and for the sacrifices you are making now, or will make in the future. Without you, our country would not have such a history to be proud of, and we would not be able to continue to make history. You are among the bravest, most courageous, dedicated, compassionate and hard working people of our nation; you are the best of the best. On this Fourth of July, be proud, be proud of whom you are and what you’ve done and what you do, and know that no matter what happens, America is behind you!

Thank you E for keeping us safe and protecting our country and our freedom!! I love you and I am so very proud of you.

I miss seeing the fireworks in lower Manhattan. When I was a kid I would watch them from the roof of the apartment building of where we grew up in with my family, the Brooklyn Promenade or we would go into the city to watch them from the East Side. 

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin Roosevelt

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”  – Albert Camus

Stay safe everyone and have a wonderful evening.

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