Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone has a great, fun & safe 4th of July! Also may we remember all of those who have fought for our country, and, even though its far from perfect, all the wonderful things we do have so that many others do not!

Since I have the day off I am hoping to spend a majority of it stitching before going to a cookout and watching the fireworks with some family & friends. I started the Baby Princess birth announcement on Thursday. I only stitched the "Our Little Princess" in the middle, so I will hold off on posting a picture until some more is done. Sadly, I didn't get a chance to do any patriotic stitching this year, though I did find this Bent Creek pattern while browsing for stash on Friday. It's called "Patriotic Branch" by Bent Creek. I absolutely love it, and may just have to order the 3 patterns/buttons when I get paid Tuesday. Bent Creek also has 2 other branch patterns, one with woodland animals and the other Christmas themed.

The picture is from - They were the only site I could find with a picture of all 3 patterns together.

Yesterday before work I went with my parents downtown to the art fair. Starting at the end of June until a little after the 4th every year we have a big thing downtown called Summer Celebration. They have a huge carnival set up, concerts every night, activities during the day, fireworks shows and over the weekend of the 4th a huge art fair. They always have the nicest things down there. This year I found several new things to add to my Michigan collection, as well as had some fried Oreos.

The GO BLUE mat was $10, and I plan to put picture of my dad & I and my friends & I behind the letters. They had several framed mats for sale with generic pictures of/around the stadium as well, for Michigan as well as other colleges. The small metal sign was only $5.99 and the larger sign was $10.99. The booth had tons of similar signs for all kinds of college and professional teams. There was also a booth that had really cool air brush painted signs for different teams and pool/beach/drink themed signs and I'm kicking myslef for not buying the Michigan themed one. It was a wooden tiki like face with a big block M and football on his head. You could buy just the faces for $15 or have it added to a sign for $35. I think I might head back today and hope the booth is still there!

Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by! Nick


  1. The BC design looks fun! I found another picture of Branch of Liberty .

    Hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July! :)

  2. Happy 4th Nick! I looked up Branch of Liberty and it's so cute. Your summer festival sure sounds like it's a lot of fun. Love the M go Blue things you added to your collection. The picture frame is really neat.
    Enjoy your fireworks!

  3. Sounds like you had a great day! Hope you got back to the fair to get the tiki head guy!