Saturday, July 3, 2010

*****Happy Fourth of July *****



I hope everyone is having a great Fourth of July weekend!




I work every other weekend and was lucky that this is my scheduled weekend off. Plus, my boss said they don't need me on Monday so now I have a three day weekend. WooHoo!! I plan on spending it with the kids and Hubby. We are going to cook out all weekend and then light off fireworks Sunday night. From where we live we can also see a few of the big firework displays from the nearby cities. Unfortunately, Ft. Myers (the nearby city) didn't have the funds to purchase fireworks this year. They had one of the better displays too. Plus, we could sit at the end of our driveway and see them really well. Just another sign of the times.


I will also be spending as much time as possible with my sewing machine. I have several projects that need to be finished.




While out shopping this weekend I will be carrying my new backpack purse. I won this fun bag from Katie recently. This is a bag she designed. Isn't it great?



I love this paper pieced Uncle Sam on the flap! Katie has been preparing this pattern for a book she is working on. I asked her about purchasing the pattern but unfortunately since it will be in a book she cannot sell the individual pattern. But, she was looking for a pattern tester and asked if I would be interested. Of course I am!! I will be testing this pattern this weekend. It looks like it will be a fun bag to make in different fabrics.  The flap is such a great canvas to put all kinds of fun things on. I was thinking it would be fun to put some quilt block designs on it.

3 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

The Uncle Sam is just the cutest!!! three day weekend...WOOHOO...have fun....

Barb said...

I love that backpack, so you are the one that won? To be a pattern tester is great!

Katie :o) said...

Whooohooo! So much fun to see the little guy on your blog :o) And I am over-the-top excited that you will be trying the pattern this weekend :o) My sincere and humble apologies for any "ooopsies" you find... Oh! I *hope* this will be in a book someday. Hmmmm... is it a good idea to send mass quantities of chocolate along with a book proposal?....