Friday, July 8, 2011

 We had a low-key Independence Day celebration with our immediate family and a few of the boys' friends. Of course, hot dogs were the main menu item along with potato salad, coleslaw, chips, beans and cake. Lucky for us, our town's fireworks display has been moved closer to our house, behind our mall. All we have to do is sit in our front yard and look down the street for a spectacular view! I love it! No traffic to contend with and a bathroom nice and handy.
After seeing Anne Marie's old party barn banners made from bandanas, I decided that my patio needed some in red, white and blue for the 4th of July!
To make my banners, I cut each bandana into 4ths to give me 4 triangles. I straight-stitched along the raw edges so that they could unravel just a bit. Then I folded the top edge over my string and straight-stitched again. I did stitch up over the string on each end of each triangle to keep it from slipping along the string.
I hope everyone had a blessed Independence Day. I will end with a few borrowed words.
"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases. If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it"-Ronald Reagan 1986
"The inherent vice of capitalism is an unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is an equal sharing of the misery."-Winston Churchill
Y'all come back,
I changed my post editor to the "Updated Edition"  under settings. This seems to have solved the issues I was having with links, text color and size. Yippee!


  1. Love the photos of your bandanas ! I love wearing bandanas I have lots of different colors ! Sounds like a great way to spend your 4th of July !

  2. that's a pretty cool country streamer. :) very creative.

  3. Love your bandana banner, Lorilee!
    We do the same thing with watching fireworks... the little town 5 miles away from us shoots theirs' off and we can sit on our front porch and watch! Nice!

  4. Love the bandana banner! I might have to make one of those for next year!
    Hope you are having a great summer.


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