I have always loved the Fourth of July. And I have always loved baking and crafting, especially for the holidays. So any reason to to the aforementioned is always good in my book. Rosemary and I spent the morning baking. I think later we will go out to Illionois Beach State Park and test drive our new bike trailer, then pack up a little picnic and have some lunch on the beach of Lake Michigan. What a perfect day! We need to bring goodies though!
These fun cookies were on the cover of Martha Stewart Living's July issue. Rosemary keeps calling them spider cookies, I guess she is kind of right!
We have an overabundance of strawberry jam resulting from our strawberry picking day. And I had some cake leftover from the cupcakes we made, so I decided to make some shortcake in a canning jar with some blueberry strawberry jam, whipped cream, and cute up cake chunks. Perfect to take to the beach!
I am just learning to crochet, and granny sqaures seem to be my specialty. I whipped this cute little dishcloth up in the car while we were stuck in a strange Saturday morning traffic jam. Gotta love construction season in the Midwest!
Hope you all have a wonderful 4th. Take some time to remember why this country is great! Happy Birthday America!