Hi.

Welcome to my little blog! Here I am in my sewing room, I hope you'll stay a while and see what there is to see.

Since I am posting today instead of on the actual 4th, Happy 4th of July from me! I hope you all have a great time with your cookouts and fireworks and all of that goodness! I know that I am definitely thankful for our freedoms and love our country. While I feel blessed to live in this country, I feel that our freedom is starting to mean less to us because we have never had to fight hard for it. This of course doesn't mean that none of us/you have. Both of my grandfathers served in the armed forces, and I have a brother who is currently a Marine. I'm grateful that there are people willing and able to fight for our rights. I won't use this blog as a political platform or a soap box, so that's that!

These past couple of days, I've still been working on the nautical quilts. Nearly there now, the first one is bound, tagged, and washed... Now just for the second one! I started quilting it this evening and should have it finished sometime tomorrow after I come home from the bakery. Then I need to figure out what I'm going to bind that one with. So for today's posts, I found little bits of red, white, and blue in my house to share with you. I'm definitely no decorator, but I'll share my mantle too. I hope you all enjoy!


A scrappy banner of my extra red, white and blues!
 
I think one day I'll learn how to decorate properly, but for now, this will have to do!
 
This quilt just happens to be the festive 4th of July colors! Hand quilted for my cousin.
 
Making tags for quilts for my Etsy shop and checking out the coupons at JoAnn Fabrics!
 
Extra pile of fabric. I wanted to make a scrappy flag wall hanging, but I ran out of time. Maybe one day? Hopefully!
 
Well, have a fun time tomorrow, and light a sparkler for me!
~Rachel
 

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