Flag Day 2020 & LOTS to share :)

Come on in and grab a cuppa something yummy y’all 🙂  Please leave the virus at the door and come celebrate the American Flag today !!!

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This flag photo was proudly taken this week as we enjoyed some rainy days and some blue sky warm days!  Summer is only next Saturday y’all!  This week is the end of Spring !!! 

In the USA  we are celebrating Flag Day today too… remembering the history of our country and our flag as it has evolved to 50 wonderful states and more territories besides those too 💖  
Though we have unrest at the moment along with a long lasting pandemic continuing… 
I am proud to be an American  & I do pledge my allegiance to this flag 🙂  I am also happy to have friends from other countries that visit my blog too!  I am sure you are proud of your country’s heritage too!
After I snapped the shot of the flag… (not knowing how cool a shot it was in the sunshine outside)… I snapped this shot… I love the flag shadow showing on the ground… it is close to noon that day…

 Here is a close up of our thriving marigolds… Rick definitely babies these new plants and now they aren’t needing much extra water 🙂

 While I showed you my new rolling chairs I got last week ( my birthday is July 4.. they were my present )… my honey decided he wanted AND needed this brush guard or bumper for the front end of his new mower… so here it is all looking like it should… wonder why John Deere doesn’t include this in the initial sale??!!

 That front piece without the bumper there… should it get damaged is several hundred $$ to replace when you find one!!!  The bumper cost us under $100 and will protect that fiberglass body ..  and it looks smart too !!! lol

We are on bloom watch with our Amaryllis we planted last week I shared with you…  LOOK!!!!

 And yesterday ….

Look a second bloom is coming up too… Rick is talking about staking it too once he knows what that second stalk will do.. it may balance itself ya know. 😉
This plant growing is my delight in these turbulent staying home times too!!!
Another major happening this week is that I got a haircut!!!  
LOOK how much I needed it… sooo much hair!!!!!
And now…. MUCH cooler and more comfortable ….

But Lest we Forget the biggest EVENT this week ,,,,,,,,
Our sweet Molly – Poo Shih pup – turned 2 years old this week as well ❤  
She got this cool new collar and had extra play time and a stick to chew on too!  She loves to play outside and inside playing keep away… she entertains herself well too… Very well mannered overall 😀  And notice in the top photo… she is sleeping on a hand quilted wall hanging my honey doesn’t like but it coordinates with our kitchen and Molly loves having her own quilts 🙂  I love that our pup loves my quilts!
Our kitchen got a spring cleaning and decor update for summer time…

Rick did not like the log cabin wall hanging I had made… it was not his style he said and he likes this blue red and cream quilt…. so he hung that up after I removed the spiral log cabin quilt that had been there… it lightens up the room vibe quite a bit I agree!!!

Once I finished with the table runner binding and labeling… and it got washed and dried… 

 Even our previous napkins look fine!  YAY 😀

Here is the label I made…

 And some of the great quilting done on this… here are some texture shots I took for myself to share with you and for Jannessa to share with her friends too to show off her work!!!  WE loove it ❤

Jannessa donated the cool backing fabric and the batting as well as the fmq… boy I gotta think up something AWESOME to thank her now!!!
Once that handwork was complete and kitchen was spruced up clean… I was back to focusing on hand quilting Appalachian Delight… working on completing that 1st square…

 then another…

 Now I sit just past the halfway point of this row …. working on the 3rd block over from the right 🙂

Still loving the sturdiness and reliability of these new chairs I got… YAY !!!  Check out that photo above for the swag detail I am quilting into that right hand border… You can click any photo I have shared by simply clicking the picture to enlarge it 🙂
Here is some hand stitching I found particularly thrilling on Pinterest this week…
Linking all this hand stitching of binding, quilting, and embroidering to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<<< Come see what everyone is linking up today!!!
There was a bit of a tragedy this week when we went to clean the hummingbird feeder that was made of a hard plastic… it melted!  It wasn’t that hot a water we cleaned it with we didn’t think but it was mis-shapen for sure!!!  So we bought a glass one at our local hardware store…

 The hummingbirds were hovering to drink from our last feeder… and this one they stand on the perches and rest and take long sips in the heat of the day!!!  We love this new feeder better 😀 

So sad time becomes a happy accident in our quarantine! lol
My middle child and youngest son is getting married next spring… I want to get him and his bride a book to start them off right with relationship information to build a strong foundation so I thought I would get them this book…
Do you have another you would recommend to go with this??
In my bird group on facebook I found this quite cute… 2 birds… male and female mates are eating out of this guys hand.. isn’t that amazing what wildlife will do?!  I love this 🙂 
And as I close this posting… I hope if you are walking around with your mask on .. and you see sad eyes in another… give them a smile.. it will radiate from your insides out your eyes to them!!!
Ellie says share a smile too!

Have a blessed week my friends and thanks for spending time with me!


12 thoughts on “Flag Day 2020 & LOTS to share :)

  1. Gretchen Weaver

    A haircut is such a mood booster! Janessa is a great quilter, so nice to have her close. Your kitchen is all spruced up and cheery. Your Amaryllis shouldn't need a stake, it's well rooted in the soil, unlike pots in the winter. Do you know what color it will be or will it be a surprise? Have another good week of stitching!


  2. Little Penpen

    Interesting about the bumper for the lawnmower. I just helped a friend find a replacement for his front cover on eBay. Doesn’t that haircut feel great? I had mine done last week; nothing like fresh cut and color!


  3. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    I have never put the amarylis in the ground to flower but do put them outside in the summer from after they have flowered in the house. Great hair cut – I haven't gotten mine done but trim it myself every month – a little here and a little there and it is doing ok. I do need it shaped up a bit though and plan to make an appointment soon. Didn't even realize it was Flag day I never pay much attention to those \”holidays\”


  4. Karla (ThreadBndr)

    I don't know if you are familiar with Dave Ramsey, but getting a young couple started out on a steady financial footing is another key to a good marriage. His \”Total Money Makeover\” book is a classic finance book.


  5. Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things

    I got a haircut this week too, feels so wonderful! The stylist and I both wore facemasks and it worked out! How neat you have a full size flag pole! I put a few small flags out as we have no place to attach a holder to the rock on our house. Your table runner looks really nice with the quilt hanging on the wall!


  6. LIttle Penguin Quilts

    Such a pretty home and yard you have there, Kathi! I enjoyed your photos of it! The latest tablerunner you finished up is so perfect for this time of year, and I like how you use it for your meals, too – so handy. Enjoy that new hummingbird feeder, too – it looks like the birds like it!


  7. Jill

    Very nice post Kathi! Full of positive & pleasant things in week that needs encouragement. I did not know that Amarylis could go in the ground. A fun flower to watch. John Deere is extra spiffy with that in-your-face bumper. I agree with Karla about a Dave Ramsey book – full of practical advice that is not taught in schools. Coincidence, we had a bird feeder accident during a wind storm. Everything looks nice including your new & fresh hairdo!


  8. Chopin - A Passionate Quilter

    Very nice post! Agree on the lawn mower! Your hair cut looks great – bet it feels good. Our guy came to the house last month and gave us both a haircut! Thinking about having him come again in a couple of weeks. Costs a little more but keeps us away from the shop! Hugs



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