Thursday, July 5, 2012
I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July. We watched the fireworks from our back porch. One of our dogs took off as soon as the noise started, but the other one actually laid at our feet and seemed to enjoy the show, he was definitely looking up at the fireworks. It was funny to watch. Luckily enough we had the first monsoon storm here yesterday, and it sprinkled rain most of the day (it only rains here a handful of time every year). Lucky for two reasons, it probably made it safer for the fireworks here in the very dry desert, and because our air conditioning went out Tuesday night! It was fixed by yesterday afternoon, and the rain cooled it down to about 90 yesterday when our normal temps here are around 110. So I was very grateful for our semi-annual dose of rain.
I'll end with another patriotic piece. This is the Bent Creek zipper kit I finished on the plane ride back from summer vacation. I stitched it using Weeks thread instead of the Perl cottons included in the kit. So far I can't force myself to stitch with those, they seem so bulky. So this turned out much smaller than it would have, but still a cute patriotic finish.
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