Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Chesapeake Bridge

Crossing the expanse of the Chesapeake Bridge, there are miles of water and sky to see.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Morning

Memorial Day is a truly patriotic holiday which is celebrated on the last Monday in May. It is a day set apart for remembering and honoring those who died while serving in the American Armed Forces.

In 1971 Congress passed a law making Memorial Day a national holiday. Typical Memorial Day celebrations include parades, special programs and speeches. Americans often attend picnics and baseball games, and almost any other type of outdoor event made possible by the freedom these soldiers died to protect. This holiday is the unofficial beginning of summer.

"I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.
Benjamin Harrison,the 23rd President of the United States. 
In memory and honor of those who have fought and died to keep our country free.
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
John 15:13

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cool Blues

I am so loving our warm weather, where we can open up the house and enjoy beautiful breezy days. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Washington D.C.

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday. Today's feature is our nations capital, Washington D.C.

When we stopped there for a day, we were looking for one particular building. It sits directly across from the Smithsonian Archives.
Can you see the balconies at the top of the building? Maybe if you click to enlarge you can see it better. What I wanted to point out is that my hubby and his company made the balusters that line the two levels of balconies.

Cool huh?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Off the Cuff

Several years ago I bought this book.

There are several really cute pincushion patterns and lots of creative ideas.

But truthfully, this is the one that caught my attention.

I had this idea if you use men's shirts for making quilt blocks, wouldn't it be cool to cut off the cuffs and make pincushions??

So, I bought a mans shirt for $1.00 from the thrift store and gave it a try.

Isn't he cute?? I did not follow the exact directions given in the book, but just did my own thing. And I still think he turned out cute :-) The ears are flower buttons.

How about you? Do you ever go out of your comfort zone? Let's be creative today and make something outside of the box!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Confederate Capital

  Richmond, Virginia

Richmond at first thrived as the capital of the Confederacy. Then starved. Then burned when, at last, Robert E. Lee's forces were forced to retreat, leaving the city defenseless.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017