Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cross Stitch and Day Trip!

Thanks so much for taking a look at my 4th of July stitching and decorating.  I truly enjoy doing both for this holiday.  I did a bit less stitching because I was working on Hannah's birth sampler.  I have as much done on her sampler as I can until I see her room.  Then I will add the color.  It looks very green now.  I was looking for something to stitch until we go to Alabama.  I decided on a cute little design that I saw on a blog last Halloween.  I ordered it right away!  It is called, "A Wicked Plant(All Hallows Eve).  The design is by Barbara Ana Designs. I also have the new PS Halloween designs coming so even though it is July, I'm getting in a  mood for fall stitching.
Last week our DD, Laurie, took us on a great adventure.  We had never gone to Seattle's International District.  That is a favorite part of town for Laurie and her husband. We went to a famous  restaurant that we had seen on the  Anthony Bourdain program when he visited Seattle.  I hope you enjoy the pictures. If you are looking for a great read about this part of Seattle, I recommend "The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet." It really gives you a picture of this area during WW2.

 I think this is so cute!!

 Lunch at the Green Leaf!

This kind of says it all!

 The area was full of interesting little shops and many restaurants.

I have no idea what people do with these dry little fish!

 A gate into the area.

 I hope you enjoyed seeing Seattle's interesting International District!

We had quite the escort on the ferry home!  Actually this is not alarming, they do this quite often.
I hope you are all having a great week-end and had a wonderful 4th!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays!  This post is especially to honor my 5th  Great Grandfather , Captain Charles Gatliff and  my 4th Great Grandfather ,Captain James Alexander Finley.  Both of these gentlemen fought in the American Revolution! Gatliff's wife and children were captured by the British and marched from Kentucky to Fort Dearborn in Michigan.  They were reunited after the war in Virginia. I owe all this great information to my DH who has done all the genealogy! Happy Birthday America!

 Even my Woolpets are celebrating!!!

 The flag has 48 stars.  Our home in Kentucky was built at the time when the U.S. had 48 states . So I bought that flag at an antique show to commemorate the age of the house.

 The 4th of July is my easiest holiday to decorate for.  Our home is mainly barn red, cobalt blue, with touches of gold. So it fits right in!

 I finished this last night.  Word Play by With My Needle. I put in more red and blue than the chart called for.

Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe!!