Doesn't gingham just say "summer" to you?
My good friend, Elizabeth (occasional piece), recently scored some vintage gingham fabric at a garage sale. She split it up and sent Krista (KristaStitched) half and they dreamed up a gingham giveaway. And then they decided to ask me to play along too! The more, the merrier, right?
So I have been checking out their gingham-related posts. They both have a head-start on me. But that's okay. I'll catch up. Elizabeth's already finished her summertime gingham quilt and this little mini quilt, which she then turned into the giveaway button. I told her she is an overachiever. I probably told her that because I'm a little jealous of her techie skills...
Since Elizabeth didn't take the time to iron hers, I didn't want to iron mine and make her feel bad. :)
Tomorrow, the three of us are each hosting a giveaway on our blogs (mine, Elizabeth's and Krista's). Each winner will win one of these little fat quarter bundles of gingham along with a half-yard of Kona white cotton.
Here is the condition: If you win one of the giveaways, you agree to make a quilt or a block or a mini-quilt or something, and post it on your blog, and link back to our blogs as well. I hope you all play along.
Just leave a comment here telling me about your most memorable 4th of July. I'll tell you mine.
When I was little (6 1/2), we lived in Enid, Oklahoma. I loved 4th of July. We always went to a lake to watch the fireworks, which were shot off across the lake. I loved how they reflected in the water. That year (I'd tell you which year, but then I might have to hurt you...), 4th of July was on a Saturday. My parents told me in the morning that we wouldn't be going to see the fireworks. I was heartbroken. You see, I had been wanting a sibling for the longest time but my mother had had some health conditions that kept her from safely delivering another baby. Through a private adoption, I was getting a new baby brother. And he was arriving that very day, the 4th of July! A ten-day-old bundle of joy. I quickly forgot about the fireworks.
Do you do something special on the 4th of July? What's your favorite memory? Do tell...