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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

OFW-more Yellow Brick Road, Happy Birthday USA & Sisters bearing Gifts..............


In a chariot of light from the region of the day,
The Goddess of Liberty came
She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love,
the plant she named Liberty Tree.
-Thomas Paine
Happy Birthday USA!

Every year on 4th of July and Christmas my family (sibs and their growing families) all try to meet at Mom and Dad's house.  As you know, when families grow and begin to move further away, this is not always possible.  Throw in a monkey wrench like this year with the 4th of July falling in the middle of the week, sometimes our usual traditions are thrown awry.
This year part of the family was able to go home at the beginning of the week and another part towards the last.  I belong to the second part of the week and will be driving home late today or early tomorrow.  My children and grandchildren will all be there tomorrow.
Every week Karen has an open garden for us to post our flowers at "One Flower Wednesday" Just click on the link to see everything for this week...........and here is my flower for the week...........another cameo of Toto----this time in the yellow brick road.  Notice the background fabric which reads, "There's No Place Like Home"...........I'm still not sure of how I will use this fabric but I will place it on the Kansas side of the wall hanging.

I do have several yellow brick road flowers I will need to make.  My idea is that part of the yellow brick road will fade into the poppy fields something like this:
 My Sis just came home from a visit with her Daughter, Grandson, and SIL in California and came home bearing gifts........she brought me these red and gold FQ in a country theme.....there are roosters and hearts and stars and sunflowers.......can you say "Mug Rugs"???  I can see several!  Thanks, Irene.
 She also brought me some Asian print FQ's to go with some Geisha fabric I had just added to my stash........and ummmm...well, I "made" her give me a couple of other pieces from her stash.......Well you know I am "the little sister" after all.....just saying.............
 
Ok now that I have dutifully posted my OFW hexie I am off to pack an overnight bag for my trip.......I hope all of you, my USA friends have a safe holiday and all my non-American friends..... just be safe!


TaTa for now........................


10 good friend(s) left a comment:

Karen said...

Safe trip Ida and I can't wait to see all your blocks together, so fun!

Mrs.Pickles said...

have a safe trip...love the hexi!

heather said...

I like the fading out into the poppies idea.

Cherie said...

Hope you have an awesome trip. Loving the idea for the hexies. Great set of fabrics there, those geisha ones are so pretty =D

Hilachas said...

That's such a cute hexie. I agree with the rest in that I'm anxious to see the finished product. AND WTG getting your Wednesday hexie posted. I still haven't done that....

shez said...

have a great time with your family Ida and have a safe trip.xx

sunny said...

Love the yellow brick road! Have a safe trip, and enjoy your family time.

Anthea said...

ah yes, the Yellow Brick Road, the hexy flower is cute. and i'm sure you'll have a great time with your new fabrics...

Kat said...

Have a safe trip! I love seeing the little sneak peek of those flowers starting to come together. The suspense of the finished product is killing me.... but you knew that already :-)

Needled Mom said...

Darling hexie. I think that the yellow road fading inot the poppies will be wonderful.

Ah yes....PERFECT mug rugs!!!! Those would be adorable.

Have a safe trip.