Expressions Gallery and Gift Shop – red, white and blue

Sherry Blatner

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the 4th of July. For the rest of you, enjoy the day off and enjoy the holiday. But, please remember to visit the Creative Arts Center on the 1st through 3rd and then again beginning on the 5th. We’re ready for you and your guests!

We have something truly new for fans of Hand and Foot — quilted game mats with pouches sewn into each corner for your “foot.” These are available for four or six players. I do not know what I’m talking about here, so if you’re a player come on down and check them out! Also by the same artisan are a selection of fabric wrapped bowls – while not necessary to play the game, they are great to hold snacks for your friends.

In this heat, your car may be your best friend, so treat it well. We have a terrific selection of steering wheel covers and also car trash bags. Told you we’re ready for you!

Our red, white and blue quilted items include placemats, table runners and centerpieces. Also in patriotic colors are glass bowls, goblets, night lights, sun catchers and cheese platters. Even the American Girl wardrobe is available in symbolic colors featuring a tennis outfit, western wear, beachwear and a red plaid kilt.

Knimble Kneedles, our in-house charity knit/crochet club, features a colorful hippo in its window and you guessed it, red, white and blue blankets in the Gallery! The ladies have again provided a large basket of hand-made wash cloths to use to introduce your grandkids to the joy of reciprocity. Enjoyed a great B-B-Q? Time for KP!

Check out the terrific wall art on display in the Gallery and throughout the Center including an old-time gas station painted in oil and cast in evening blues, an acrylic of a woman with a blue scarf and a blue jay enjoying a fountain bath. Jump right in and make a selection.

For cooler evenings — in air-conditioned venues — we have a Vogue-worthy array of designer scarves and wraps.

And of course, we have a strike up the band collection of jewelry to meet all your fashion needs.

Have a “grand old time” this month and we can’t wait to see you soon.