Sunday, February 19, 2012
The holiday was established in 1800, when Congress declared February 22–George Washington's birthday–a federal holiday. Still legally known as Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day has become a day to honor not only Washington, but Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president who was born on February 12, and the lives and accomplishments of all U.S. presidents. Presidents' Day, changed with a bill in 1971, is celebrated each year on the third Monday in February, is a day when Americans honor the legacies of the U.S. presidents. All of the U.S. presidents except for George Washington have lived in the White House; it wasn't completed until after Washington left office.
ON THE WALL
My little box of little houses was toppling over, so thought it a good time to start sashing them (1.5" sash). I chose a black with cheddar dots and the corner stones are from the scrap pile. Still trying to decide if I want to throw in an occassional tree and/or larger house. **Will link up with Judy at Patchwork Times**
And I am almost done with the February Schnibbles. My Brother, which I normally do all my machine quilting with, came down with a seized motor and needed repair. So I adapted to my old faithful 'New Home' (Janome), FMQ the center and then used my walking foot on the outer border. Actually she sits waiting for me to finish the last few stitches of binding.
Two more lovely spool blocks from my partner Billy. She included some gorgeous 'Gum Blossom' fabrics. Look at that card! Inspiration abounds. Thank you Billy.
Finally my poor second 12 Days of Christmas Sampler is done! I just couldn't find the right fabric/color for the binding. Then one of our class ladies graced me with a wonderful bag of scraps from her sewing room - and there in the bottom, yes, could it be??? I multi=green check (a green dot found for the back) and now this sweet thing is done and hanging on my wall - for a while, as my daughter wanted this one.
I, also, finished the Color Challenge and FMQ that with the newest 'feather' challenge. BUT you won't see that until those postings go up.
When was it decided that President's Day was a 'marketing/sales' day - and that it was a good time to also have a week off from school? WOW - I think I will stay close to home and sew the time away.