Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day!

I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful 4th! We celebrated yesterday here...today will just be a BBQ with our family.

Yesterday morning we went to the Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (The picture is of the fireworks over the art museum, which will take place tonight!) It was a spectacular exhibition of his work. The detail in his paintings is sensational, he was a true master at his craft. After seeing the exhibit with our 2 daughters and one of our older daughters' friends, we headed down to Johnny Rocket's on South Street (where all the hippies meet!). Their milkshakes are amazing!

After lunch, we drove home to get ready for the local fireworks. With the cooler filled with sandwiches, water, M&Ms and Cracker Jack (our fireworks tradition!) we went to Freedom Park. We found a spot, spread out our quilt and listened to the band while my husband read and I did some applique. We were soon joined by friends and we relaxed together until the fireworks began. Medford put on an amazing show last night, there were several times when we thought the show was over and then it began again! It was a great night, the weather cooperated and we all had fun.

There hasn't been much quilting going on this week, but I'm headed into my studio now to work on finishing a customer quilt. Once this is done I can start preparing my studio to paint it. I've chosen a color called "Cottage Yellow" from the Eddie Bauer line of paints at Lowe's. I hope to have it done by early next week so I can get back to work.

Enjoy the holiday festivities everyone!



ForestJane said...

Beautiful picture - and having a bbq with family sounds like a perfcet way to celebrate to ME!

Happy 4th!

Hanne said...

Happy July 4th !

Screen Door said...

Enjoy your family - they'll grow up so fast!!!Hey, your still cool enough to hang around!!! Happy Holiday!!!

Norma said...

I love the picture of the fireworks. Did you take it? I am confused though--why did your fireworks happen last night, on July 3rd? Why not tognight - July 4th?

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a great family time with many interesting things to do.

Finn said...

Hi Carolyn, I'm sitting here smiling, as I was just at Art-net this morning looking at Andrew Wyeth's paintings. Even printed one off on paper. He's been my favorite painter since forever I think. Couldn't explain why I don't think, except the detail in his work speaks to my spirit. They always seem a bit haunting to me, but I want to have them near me, dispite that. maybe it's a nostalgia thing??

Your 4th traditions sound wonderful to me..*VBS* Happy painting!

Laura said...

Lucky you getting to see the Wyeth exhibit!

Sounds like your 4th was great! I love hearing about everyone's traditions.