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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays!  This post is especially to honor my 5th  Great Grandfather , Captain Charles Gatliff and  my 4th Great Grandfather ,Captain James Alexander Finley.  Both of these gentlemen fought in the American Revolution! Gatliff's wife and children were captured by the British and marched from Kentucky to Fort Dearborn in Michigan.  They were reunited after the war in Virginia. I owe all this great information to my DH who has done all the genealogy! Happy Birthday America!


 Even my Woolpets are celebrating!!!

 The flag has 48 stars.  Our home in Kentucky was built at the time when the U.S. had 48 states . So I bought that flag at an antique show to commemorate the age of the house.



 The 4th of July is my easiest holiday to decorate for.  Our home is mainly barn red, cobalt blue, with touches of gold. So it fits right in!

 I finished this last night.  Word Play by With My Needle. I put in more red and blue than the chart called for.














Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe!!

18 comments:

  1. Happy 4th Barb. Word Play is super like your color changes. Red white and blue decorations are good fun. Like you Prairie Schooler too.

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  2. Loved this post! I enjoy seeing how others decorate their home with their stitching. And what a comfy looking porch on the front of your house! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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  3. i love your decorations! have a wonderful 4th!

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  4. All of your red,white,and blue looks fantastic! Congratulations on your fabulous finish. Happy 4th!

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  5. I love your the July pattern you just finished. The colors look good. That is so awesome that you know so much about your 4th and 5th great grandparents.

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  6. fabulous decorating you have going on there and lovely stitching too - Amanda

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  7. Love all of your Patriotic decorations, especailly the eggs.
    Happy belated 4th.
    Marilyn

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  8. Love your July word play ! Wish I would have added more red and blue to mine ! I also love that PS July ..not very far on mine but yours is beautiful ! Your patriotic decorations are wonderful :)Have a great weekend !

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  9. Happy 4th, Barb!
    I hope we meet up again soon.

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  10. Chiming in late but my oh my! Such gorgeous decorations! Hope your holiday was a great one!

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  11. Your house is beautiful, all decked out in it's patriotic colors! Your stitching is beautiful as well.

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  12. I love the decorations! Very festive and just perfect.

    Love the Wordplay finish also. It turned out great. :-)

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  13. Oh, such wonderful decorations--very patriotic and fun. I just loved the shot of the Woolpets celebrating, too :) And your July Wordplay is wonderful, Barb--I definitely need to stitch that one next year!

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  14. Barb -- I really enjoyed all your Patriotic decorations -- very very nice!

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  15. You have such a beautiful home and décor! I especially love the last framed needlework!

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  16. I am seriously drooling over your patriotic finishes and decorating!!!
    Your home is just gorgeous!

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