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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Patriotic Cross Stitch and a Bit More Decorating

Thank you so much for the nice things many of you said about my foyer decorating.  You just made my day!  Today it will be mostly cross stitch and the bit of decorating I do in the kitchen.

 A newly finished and framed Liberty Lane.  The blue on the frame is exactly the same blue on the houses.

 I leave this up all year.  It is in the upstairs hallway.

This is an old BBD.  You can see I did it in 2007. It is done in a dark blue.

Another BBD.  It is much prettier than it showed in this photo. 

 Penny America

Americana.  I think this is a Carriage House Samplings chart.  The frame is Valley House Primitives.

We are now in the kitchen.  I remember changing the colors a lot in this one.  It is over the door to the laundry room.  It, too, stays up most of the year.

 Of course, the PS July! This one has all you could want, a lighthouse, sail boats, and lots of red,white,and blue!

The top of my dry sink.  We have a collection of old lighting. Many of them took whale oil.

 Over the door to the deck.  I love Bethany Lowe decorating items.  They look vintage! They are a bit on the pricy side.  I have gotten many of them after the 4th when they are 50% off!

I will end this little tour with of course, one of the best things, my Woolpets patriotic  sheep done by my DD, Laurie!
Thanks so much for joining me.  If you have any questions about a specific design, just let me know and I will try to get you that information.

24 comments:

  1. Love your patriotic wall of stitches! Your home looks so festive with all of the RWB!

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  2. Oh, such a gallery of beautiful stitching, Barb! Seeing your Penny America and the Carriage Hills Samplings finishes reminds me that I have those in my stash and really must get them stitched... Everything looks wonderful--especially that sweet woolpet sheep :)

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  3. Very nice. Some really nice pieces of needlework. Happy 4th.

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  4. OMG!
    Love them all!
    Liberty Lane looks nice with the frame and alphabet.
    The flag tree is awesome, and of course the cute Woolpet.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Marilyn

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  5. Bardzo lubię oglądać Twoje dzieła i aranżacje domu. Pozdrawiam.

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  6. I love it all, but especially the PS piece! Your home is lovely!

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  7. Liberty Lane looks beautiful in the frame you chose!
    I LOVE all your patriotic samplers! Gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for the amazing tour. Your home is lovely!
    love Annette

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  8. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful stitching.

    The sheep made me smile. Love the fun pompoms. Very cute!

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  9. So nice and beautiful, all your patriotic pieces. It's a great array of different designs and each of them has its special motives. Wonderful decorating!

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  10. i love all of your decorations. the sheep is too cute!!!

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  11. Love all your patriotic stitching Barb ! The sheep your daughter made is adorable ! Such great collections !

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  12. Beautiful stitches!!!! I loved the tour of some of your Americana collection.... Those BBD pieces are just beautiful~.... You have a great eye for decorating~

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  13. Wow! You've stitched a lot of wonderful patriotic pieces!

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  14. I love them all. Thanks for showing them to us.

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  15. Love all of your patriotic framed pieces. Your sheep is just so cute!

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  16. What a fabulous tour of your lovely home! I love all of your patriotic pieces. I have many of the same charts in my stash. I hope I can get them stitched one day. They look great together!

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  17. So many lovely patriotic decorations and stitches Barb! I think that's great! I don't have many Americana pieces so I keep meaning to add those to my to stitch list. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Thanks for the tour! I love all your patriotic finishes but I think Penny America remains my most favorite.

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  19. you are indeed a wicked stitcher in the nicest kindest way...you have created some very fine gems..

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  20. My commeny did not appear yesterday Barb,so first,Happy 4th July to you. Your stitching is really lovely and so is your decorating.I love your BB designs.

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  21. So many wonderful things Barb. I especially like your flag feather tree on the dry sink. All the flag cross stitches too are super. Have you ever looked at Bent Creek Flag 1998 to stitch - it would work well with what you've done. Congrats on Liberty Lane - I tend to get bored constructing houses!

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  22. Fabulous stitched pieces and decorating! I bet it is even better in person!

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  23. Your home looks lovely and festive! Happy 4th!

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  24. Barb, I love all of your stitched pieces, they are truly beautiful.

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