If you're from Indiana, you know what "knee high by the fourth of July" means. For those of you not from Indiana, it means....well....it's about corn and how tall it should be by July 4. Pretty straightforward.
So today is July 4 and in my one 5-mile trip from the cottage I passed roughly 111 corn fields. Here's the report: we're ahead of schedule! My very scientific from-the-car measurement has corn today at navel-height.
There will be no fireworks on the lake tonight. The official fireworks display was Saturday night, but I was otherwise occupied.
Don't worry. We're fine. If you'd like a play-by-play account, head on over to flickr where I uploaded a ton of photos with lots of commentary. They're in a set here.
Anyway, I missed the fireworks Saturday night because I was on the phone with family and insurance and tree service and restoration service. Not all at once.
Astute readers will be wondering right now what caused the tree to fall onto the house. If it was a storm, how would there be fireworks? It was a storm, and I live in Indiana where the weather changes hourly.
Sunday night I started uploading photos and writing the commentary so that i could share the unbelievable tree removal story with my family who are spread out across the US of A. [For those of you who want the short story here it is: three dudes. two ropes. one chainsaw. a slingshot. and a dozen amazing knots.] And then I turned around and caught sight of the most beautiful Indiana sunset. These photos are straight from the camera with no touch-ups or adjustments.
And then... omg.
what a beautiful sight after 24 hours of chaos.
Speaking of chaos, I finished my Friday Night Brights quilt for the RK Kona Challenge and finally photographed it today. After much consideration, I decided to stick with my original design.
That's the Dixie Boat. It's the oldest stern-wheel boat in Indiana.
I quilted the FNB with a zig zag echo and straight lines spaced 1" apart in the sashing.
The binding is the bright stripe print from Remix by Ann Kelle, which looks so good cut on the bias.
I've been wanting to do a quilt with rounded corners for a while, and I like how the soft corners work with the zigs and zags and straight quilting lines here. The backing fabric is part of a duvet cover I bought at IKEA a while back.
No work done yet on the WIPs I wanted to finish this week. There's time yet. I'm hopeful.