All posts tagged: 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day! Patriotic fruit pizza was a great way to celebrate – made this for our work BBQ yesterday. It was a pinterest inspiration success. Used a sugar cookie base, mixed cream cheese with powdered sugar and melted marshmallows for the middle layer, and found some deliciously fresh berries to top it off. Almost looks healthy, even though it’s not :) Also made peanut butter chocolate bars (one of my favorites!) and sangria (mmm…). If I were ever to make a list of the things these people are good at other than pharmacy… eating would definitely be at the top of the list :) Oh, and I’ve decided sangria is the perfect solution to wines you’re not a huge fan of. I had two open bottles of white wine in the fridge that neither of us liked enough to finish. But… mix them together, toss in some  fruit, let it sit… and you have a delicious drink no matter what the wine tasted like before. Win!

4th of July Table Runner

This was another fabric from my grandma stash. I knew when I picked it out I’d use it to make some kind of 4th of July decoration… but wasn’t sure what until I found this Pleated and Pressed Table Runner tutorial. It’s not a fabric I would typically pick out, but I thought it would be appropriate for something quilted. Here are a few more pics of the finished product:   It was a fun pattern; the pleats were a bit of a pain but not bad after working with a few (I ended up taping them down as I sewed like the tutorial recommended) but overall pretty simple to make! I’d like to make another at some point… maybe in a solid color for everyday. The backing on this one is a piece of a blue sheet that I picked up from goodwill and I ended up using regular fleece instead of batting because that’s what I had on hand. Overall cost ~$3. (SP35) We’re supposed to have a BBQ at our house on the 4th …