“..land that I love!”


our 4 yo grandson ready for the fireworks


Every day I am grateful to be living here in the USA, truly the “home of the brave, land of the free…”

We’re all eager to celebrate our nation’s birthday.   But it is important to pass our love and appreciation for the liberty we enjoy on to our children and grandchildren.

Special children’s clothing for the July 4th holiday shows them that this is an important celebration.  Since my grands are all far away this Independence Day, I’ve looked back at a few earlier celebrations with and for them.

This was granddaughter Vivian Rose’s first July 4th.



Our two older grands wore these outfits one summer.



Of course, the holiday specific food is also important—and enjoyed.


18 month old granddaughter Vivian Rose loves her corn on the cob!



always a favorite–cupcakes with tiny American flags


Sewing up some Americana is another expression of patriotism.  This mini quilt hung from our old farm bell which the children rang to call the family to dinner.



A pillow made from a linen guest towel is a quick project.  This sits on the wicker couch on my back porch.



I’ve wanted to make this Marcia Layton quilt for so long, but as yet it’s just a patriotic dream.  Her use of yo-yo’s is just delightful.



Celebrate our country’s birthday with kids’ clothes, home dec projects or traditional July 4th food.  But do celebrate!



May  God bless America!


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