Masthope Mountain Community. We've been spending July 4th there for years and it's become kind of a tradition. Last year there was a whole crowd of people at the house, but this year it was just us, so we got in some much needed R&R and family time. We spent time relaxing at the pool and swimming in the lake. Usually the crowds this time of year are horrendous, but it didn't seem as bad as usual, maybe because the 4th fell on a Wednesday and the crowds came more on the weekends.
Prayer Flag Project in June of 2011. "She invited people from around the world to join her in making Prayer Flags. Each flag is created in the artists' own style, then hung outside for a while, its words and sentiment dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. They are a living, breathing, kinetic journal of our hopes, dreams and concerns." I made one for my FANE group a while back, (see it here) but hadn't made any more. I thought a small, hand stitched project like this might be a good thing to do while away; I came up with this Independence Day-themed flag, below.