Fourth finery...

Well, the day started with major yard and pool cleanup following the first "monsoon" storm of the season. The upside is that today was pleasant and cooler than most July Fourth's in the desert. But, before the sun goes down and the fireworks begin, we want to share some Independence Day images with you. The first is the talented Bonnie Olson's finish of our new "Sweet Land" chart, completed just in time for July 4. She opted for over-one on 28ct linen and finished as a delightful pocket. We're so grateful that she shared her finish via e-mail. Then comes Zoe in her Fourth of July finery, including the first bow that was actually clipped to her hair. Finally, a snapshot of the table in the bay window, complete with a primitive tin flag and an old sewing box (containing threads for an upcoming Christmas design, "Glad Tidings"). Watch for it later this summer. Hope your day was delightful!  --Maegan & Vickie