Happy Seventh of July Block!

Yes, it’s Happy Seventh of July!

On this day in 1928, sliced bread was sold for the first time. What other significance does this day hold? It’s National Chocolate Day! I could just stop this silliness there, but it’s also National Strawberry Sundae Day. The moral of this is if you don’t have sliced bread, you can head to chocolate or strawberry sundaes. Or chocolate-drizzled strawberry sundaes on top of sliced bread.

I don’t have a back of this block to show, but the title of this block is Provoslavni Park, named for where that beautiful church was located in Ljubliana, Slovenia.

Here’s the back of the 6th of July block, shown yesterday.

My mother always says that doldums come predictably after Christmas: in January you can expect a little mopiness as you clean up the glitter and tinsel. It’s just that living such a sustained high — in terms of activity and expectations and hopes and fun and parties — will inevitably result in a series of days where you can hardly drag yourself around.

So what are we to expect after having a series of days, in this Covid-time, where we have covidistraction, covidsludgenergy, or general covidecline–what can we expect after that?

I know we all looked forward to the 4th of July with all that hullabaloo, but given our numbers, if you stayed in the house and didn’t breathe you were to be commended. So that’s why I thought a little silliness these past few days might provide an occasional snort at a bad joke, a roll of the eyes, and yes, I do want to see pictures of your chocolate-dripped strawberry sundae on sliced bread.

And as usual, Pattern Coming Soon. Stay Sane.

The Original Shine: The Circles Quilt, just hanging out.

And that’s it for the Shine re-do-up-do for a while, while my fingers catch up on the rest of the blocks. Happy July, everyone. Only two more years of — what my science-y friends call — mitigation (masks, etc.)! By then this pattern will be out and I’ll have the quilt made, with any luck.

Stay safe and figure out how to do a social distance gathering, so you won’t feel so isolated as we wait out/suffer through this pandemic. And please keep the parts of the country that are exploding in cases in your hearts, and if you are so inclined, in your prayers. And please wear your masks. We’re all in this together by ourselves, Lily Tomlin used to say.

Never truer.

7 thoughts on “Happy Seventh of July Block!

  1. I am so hoping it won’t be two years before the pattern is available! I had saved some of your Shine patterns but never got brave enough to tackle them. Maybe if they are all together I will be more inclined to jump in. It is such a fabulous quilt!

  2. Loved the original quilt, and love the re-do in red, blue and white❣️ These trying times remind me of the lyrics from an ancient Earth Opera song from the late 60s/early 70s… “Every day is the same, going gently insane…”. That’s been humming along in my head lately, and it is strangely comforting🤣😂🤣😷😷😷

  3. We had some chocolate last night to honour World Chocolate Day, I have a little sign that says “when no one understands you, chocolate is there” which makes me smile.

  4. July 7 is also Kanabata in Japan – Star Crossed Lovers’ festival ;). Ohhhh your circles… you take circles to a whole other level – they are amazing! Cases are creeping up again a bit in Tokyo…. all in this together, alone, indeed…

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