Just like almost everyone in the US this weekend, we have been busy with Independence Day celebrations. Last night we grilled and had my Mom & Dad over.
This afternoon we go to the inlaws.
I just finished my contributions:
A Tri-Pasta Italiano salad
and some blueberry/raspberry bites.
Yeah, I know the mini cheesecakes look a little bare. That was not the finished picture. I piped cheesecake filling in each shell, then topped it with a raspberry and more blueberries. If I were a good blogger, I would go take a pic of the finished product. They kept falling over on this tray so I put them back in their original holders and stuck them in the fridge until we get ready to go.
I hate toting food to potlucks--it's almost impossible to get to your destination and still have the food look good.
update: I just could not post without pulling them out of the refrigerator and getting a photo of the finished bites. The filling has lime juice in it, so I sprinkled a bit of lime zest over the top of them.
Earlier this morning I was working on a blue jean handbag for my mom. I was going along at a good pace until I got to the handle--ever try turning denim right side out? Trust me, it's impossible to get a nice thin strap when you have multiple seams. I wasted a couple of hours trying, then started over and decided to use seam binding. It's a tad too wide for my taste, but that is probably the way it's going to stay.
Now I need to make side gussets, sew the lining in and put a zipper on the top.
I hope you all enjoy your holiday! What is everybody doing? Is anyone just staying home like I wish I was today? :) It's already 85 degrees, so I opted out of going to the parade. What I would really like to do is stay home and eat leftovers from yesterday.