My July 4th celebration will be the same as it has been for years now, non-eventful. But back in the day I (we) couldn't wait to get to Assateague Island and celebrate with our friends, watch fireworks, eat and drink until we were stuffed. Hard shell blue crabs were always my favorite and didn't leave a morsel of meat in the membranes.
Independence means a lot more to me today than ever as it seems we Americans are losing some of it and our freedoms little by little.
Moving on, I won't bore you with all my patriotic items, just a few. Below is a design by Polly Minick she named Sam's Hat which I hooked in 2007. I gave it to my son to raise money for the local American Legion.
Vermont Folk Art Rugs.
Yesterday I worked outside for over an hour and noticed blooms on a bush I've had for years. It has never had such beautiful blooms as this before. Anyone (Lauren?) know the name of this bush?
I then moved over to another area of the front yard as some scraggly limbs needed to be cut off, unwanted climbing vine on said tree needed to be removed and bent over to pull a couple weeds on my way there. Unfortunately I disturbed a yellow jacket nest underground, the bees followed and swarmed around me so I dropped everything.
One bee landed on my hand but thank goodness I was gloved, had on long sleeves, long pants and had sprayed myself before going outside. My glove hadn't been sprayed and the sucker didn't sting. I left everything and later carefully went back and removed the trash container first. After half an hour went again to pick up the tools. The yellow jackets were still buzzing about so got hornet spray and deluged the hole in the ground. Hated the idea of killing something but I don't want to get stung either.
Happy 4th to all of you and hope it is a safe one. It will be happy hooking for me today.