Happy Independence Day to our country and Happy 70th Birthday to DAD! He claims the whole country always celebrates his birthday in grand fashion! You're alright, Dad! I seem to make a lot of patriotic quilts, and this was one that used lots of leftovers. Took me 2 whole weeks to make this one, which at the time I thought was a lot! It represented our county in the Ohio's Susquintennial State Fair in 2003.
On a side note--I had my epidural yesterday in the spine with steroids and came out a little bummed thinking I would be 100% better. Then they told me that it could take 3-8 days to kick in. And then when I went out to wander around my studio, I saw the whole stack of things to do. I really can't sit much (sewing or at the computer), so it was a downer day. Today, though, was a much better day! My pain level was way down and I hope it continues! I have resigned myself to the fact that it might be a while before I get back into the sewing 12 hours a day thing. In the meantime, I dream up more quilts to make. And am thankful for a much better day. :)