I hadn't even put up my July 4th quilts so yesterday we hung this simple patriotic flag in the entry way.
I made it in 2002 with this post 9-11 fabric showing patriotic scenes including the NYC fire and police. It was a quilt in a day class I took from my friend Suzanne. It was fun. I altered her pattern slightly to come up with this.Thanks for your emails and comments about thrifty July. Some of you have been doing this for a bit and some want to start and some just want to think about it. Its really not a contest, its just something I want to keep in mind myself for the month of July. So last night in keeping with budget minded meals we made a chicken noodle casserole from things in the pantry and chicken in my freezer. Quick, easy, cheap. I am thinking of making an apron with that fabric under the plate. Very 60's.Then for dessert I didn't have to do anything! Laura brought over cupcakes. She called them S'more Cupcakes and were they yummy! In fact I think they beat out my old favorite - the banana nut cupcakes she made. The frosting had marshmallow cream in it. Its hard to lick a paper plate or I might have tried. They had just the right amount of chocolaty sweetness. So super good. And Laura IS working on getting a blog up and the name of these cupcakes is a hint to the name of her blog. I can't wait for it to get going. She's very talented and I've learned so much from her about cooking and baking over the years of our friendship. And she sews, too.