We've been preoccupied with packing stuff into boxes and giving things away for the last week or so. And before that we were in Arkansas visiting with family for the 4th. I got a good deal of work done on assembling the quilt while I was there and did quite a bit of embroidery on quilt strips/pieces as well.
I don't have any pictures to post right now because they are all on Corey's laptop. I made one piece with fireworks explosions embroidered onto it along with the year, 2009. I also embroidered "Hey good lookin' Whatcha got cookin'?" onto one of the bleached pieces I had used a kitchen spoon on. I fell asleep by the river working on that fireworks piece and you can kind of see the back of it in this pic that my aunt K took. Swimming in that cold, spring-fed river was tiring.
I learned that I need to invest in a tripod if I want to take good pictures of fireworks. I just shake too much no matter what. the photos I ended up with remind of very bright, multi-colored chrysanthemums.